North Dakota FFA State Star Award

Overview: 

An outstanding North Dakota FFA member applying for the State Degree can be presented a ND Star Award based on an exceptional Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program and FFA involvement.  There are four award areas that reflect the diversification of the supervised agricultural experience programs and FFA member populations in ND.  Members must apply for the State Degree and Star Award in the same year.  Candidates are selected based on the quality of their State FFA Degree and State Star application.  The immediate year following graduation is the final year to apply for a State Star award.

Judging: 

A committee of judges scores every application in each star award area using the appropriate rubric.  Upon completion of all applications, judges select up to four finalists in each award area.  Each finalist is awarded an onsite visit to their SAE location(s) for an additional evaluation and interview by a second team of judges.  The annual winner in each star award area is selected from the four finalists.

Awards: 

State Star Award finalists are recognized on stage during the Wednesday night State FFA Convention session and presented a state finalist plaque.  The winner is announced at that time and is presented with a $1,000.00 award stipend, an additional plaque, and a traveling trophy.

 

STAR AWARD AREAS:

 

State Star in Agribusiness: The State Star in Agribusiness is awarded to the FFA member with the top nonproduction agribusiness supervised agricultural experience in ND.  The member must demonstrate outstanding achievement in an entrepreneurial agribusiness SAE that focuses on agricultural sales, service, or other entrepreneurial endeavors along with active participation in the FFA, and an exemplary scholastic record. 

State Star in Agricultural Placement:  The State Star in Agricultural Placement is awarded to the FFA member with the top agricultural placement supervised agricultural experience in ND.  The member must demonstrate outstanding achievement in an agricultural employment SAE, these can include work-based learning, along with an active participation in the FFA, and an exemplary scholastic record. 

State Star in Agriscience:  The State Star in Agriscience is awarded to the FFA member that demonstrates the top agriscience-based supervised agricultural experience in ND.  The member must demonstrate research aimed at developing a higher order of scientific knowledge and skills through their own actively engaged research, as well as those members who may be cooperating on research projects with others.  The member must demonstrate outstanding achievement in agriscience, active FFA participation, and an exemplary scholastic record. 

State Star Farmer:  The State Star Farmer is awarded to the FFA member that demonstrates the top production agricultural supervised agricultural experience in ND.  The member must demonstrate outstanding achievement in an entrepreneurial production agriculture SAE and active participation in the FFA, and an exemplary scholastic record. 

 

Selection Process & Finalist Questions

Star Rubrics

State Star Finalists