FFA is structured into a degree program which rewards active FFA members for progress in all phases of leadership, skills and occupational development. The Greenhand FFA Degree and the Chapter FFA Degree are awarded at the chapter level. State associations award top members with the State FFA Degree.
This is a degree given to first-year high school students who have demonstrated that they have a thorough understanding of the history and purpose of FFA and have a SAE plan. They will have to be enrolled in an agriculture education program and have a satisfactory plan for a Supervised Agricultural Experience.