Discovery Degree


Students can begin their journey at the chapter level with the Discovery, Greenhand, and Chapter FFA Degrees. They can apply for the State FFA Degree from the state association and work toward the American FFA Degree after graduating from high school. ​Check below for a complete list of Discovery Degree requirements.​

Discovery FFA Degrees are given out at the chapter level.

To be eligible to receive the Discovery FFA Degree from a chapter, the member must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be enrolled in an agricultural education class for at least a portion of the school year while in grades 7 – 8.
  • Have become a dues paying member of the FFA at local, region, state, and national levels.
  • Participate in at least one local FFA chapter activity outside of scheduled class time.
  • Have knowledge of agriculturally related career, ownership and entrepreneurial opportunities.
  • Be familiar with the local FFA chapter Program of Activities.
  • Submit written applications for the degree.
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