A local FFA chapter has been deemed to be one of the most innovative, unique and outstanding in the country, the National FFA Organization announced recently.
That chapter, the Lodi High No. 1 FFA Chapter, was honored as a three-star Chapter winner and a Model of Innovation finalist in the National FFA Chapter Award program. The chapter members have been invited to attend the 84th National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in October, where they will be recognized for this honor and compete to be named as one of the three top Models of Innovation chapters.
The Models of Innovation award program for FFA chapters, sponsored nationally by John Deere, showcases the innovative ideas and activities that a chapter participates in throughout the year.
As a national finalist, the chapter members and their Program of Activities will be featured in a National FFA publication highlighting the top FFA chapters and what they provide to their members. Each activity provides opportunities for members to excel in one of three areas: student, chapter or community development.
The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members — all preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture — as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.