State FFA Degrees to be presented April 11

BATH —  South Dakota FFA members will be recognized for receiving their State FFA Degree at the 93rd South Dakota State FFA Convention, Sunday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m. You can also watch the convention live at,, and and on KNBN.2 Rapid City and KWSD Sioux Falls.

The State FFA Degree is the highest degree of membership conferred by the South Dakota FFA Association. The requirements for this degree include:

● Having earned and productively invested at least $1,000, or worked at least 300 hours in excess of scheduled class time, or a combination thereof, in a Supervised Agricultural Experience program.
● Demonstrated leadership ability by performing 10 procedures of Parliamentary Law, giving a six-minute speech on an agriculture or FFA-related topic, and serving as an officer, committee chairperson, or participating member of a chapter committee.
● Have completed at least 25 hours of community service.

As a special project of the S.D. FFA Foundation, South Dakota FFA members will receive the golden charm of the State Degree and a framed certificate, thanks to the following sponsors:

Todd & Barbara Powell; Barry & Jenny Jacobson; The Jacobson Group, LLC; West Central FFA Alumni; Rechelle & Eric Dissing; Dan Streff Family; Sandy Osterday; Mike Strohschein; Red River Farm Network; Dacotah Diamond Auctions and Equipment; Jeff & Beth Vanderwal; AGNITION; Peterson Livestock; First Premier Bank; Lance & Shirley Howe; Wyatt & Zana DeJong; Dani Herring; Eugene & Stella Nagel; Brad & Trixie Grill; Olson Family; and Dawn Wind Dairy Goats.

More than 280 members will receive the honor. Those from this area include:

De Smet
Koden Jon Elkins
Kain Christoper Gilligan

Caycee Schneider
Tianna Tschetter

Kordel Kohnen
Ashley Masat

Brooklyn Boetel
Danci Dunkelberger
Bree Gose
Elle Hoops
Leah Pyle

Alvena Batin
Destrie Morris
Corey Resel

Brandon Akin
Ivan Blume
Jaxson Frankenstein

Sanborn Central/Woonsocket
Xavier Baysinger
Harley Kneen
Morgan Schmiedt
Cassidy Slykuis

Wessington Springs
NaLea Dunsmore
Tyler Fastnacht
Cooper Hainy
Luke Knipfer
Jacob Messmer
Lane Olinger
Kenzee Schafer
Dylan Schimke
Brock Stevens

Willow Lake
Caleb Carl Bratland
Morgan Kennedy Burke
Jaycie Renae Forbes
Sam Braden Hovde
Trinity Jo Peterson
Aaron Andrew poppen
Chayla Jane Vig
Shane Allen Wicks

Wolsey Wessington
Jordan Boomsma
Tatum Carey
Trayce Haeder-Hermann
Rage Kjellerson
Tommy Lloyd
Jayden Mutch
Ethan Nelson
Lane Olson