Maryland Future Farmers of America (FFA) Association honored local chapters and members for their outstanding achievements during annual state convention, held virtually in June. The theme of the convention, “Ignite Maryland FFA” encouraged the audience to ignite their passion toward improving themselves, their chapter and community. During this event, Caroline FFA members were recognized for their accomplishments and participation in the Maryland FFA.
- Larissa Springer – American FFA Degree – Highest Degree achievable; shows a member’s dedication to their chapter and state FFA association, demonstrates the effort applied toward their supervised agricultural experience and the outstanding leadership abilities and community involvement they exhibited through their FFA career.
- McKayla Kiernan – The State FFA Degree – Successfully completed 360 hours of agricultural education instruction, productively invested $1,000 or 300 hours in a supervised agricultural experience program and demonstrated leadership abilities and participated in activities above the chapter level. McKayla was also selected as a officer for the 2020-2021 season, serving as the state secretary.
- Jodi Callahan, Advisor, Caroline County FFA Chapter – Honorary American FFA Degree – Teachers who have created high-quality agricultural education programs which inspire and motivate their students to strive for success.
The Maryland Agricultural Education Foundation is a 501c3 non-governmental nonprofit established in 1989. Through the Maryland FFA, teacher workshops, scholarships, grants, Mobile Labs and Showcases, and revenues from the Ag Tag license plate sales, the Foundation pursues its mission to promote the understanding and appreciation of the importance of agriculture in everyone’s lives. The Maryland FFA Association’s staff team is partially funded through a $40,000 federal Perkins grant facilitated by the Maryland State Department of Education. The Maryland FFA Association has 2,500 student members in 54 local chapters throughout the state.