INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, Aug. 5, 2016/National FFA Organization) -The Buckhannon Upshur HS FFA chapter of BUCKHANNON, West Virginia, has been recognized in the 2016 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization.
The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that successfully complete an annual set of required activities that encourage members to grow as individuals, work as a team and serve others in their communities.
Chapters that received star ratings during judging July 24-29 and will be recognized at the 2016 National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 19-22 in Indianapolis, In.
All star FFA chapters receive honors made possible by corporate sponsor John Deere.
"Feeding some 9 billion people by mid-century brings with it unprecedented challenges for today's farmers," said Amy Allen, manager, national corporate contributions for John Deere. "The skills and experiences learned though the National Chapter Award Program will help meet the critical needs."
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 629,367 student members who belong to one of 7,757 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.