ffa1 300Katy Ashby, center, who was awarded the national American FFA Degree at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo in Louisville Oct. 30-Nov. 2, stands with Madisonville North Hopkins High School agriculture teachers and FFA advisers Alaina Boyd and Jim Bragg. Ashby, a 2012 MNHHS graduate, is the daughter of Lanny and DeDe Ashby.HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. - Katy Ashby was awarded the national American FFA Degree at the 2013 National FFA Convention & Expo held in Louisville Oct. 30-Nov. 2. Ashby, a 2012 graduate of Madisonville North Hopkins High School, is the daughter of Lanny and DeDe Ashby. FFA is a family tradition for Ashby, with her father and both of grandfathers having been members.

The award recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievements in agriculture business, production, processing or service programs. It is sponsored by ADM Crop Risk Services, Case IH, DuPont Pioneer, Elanco, Farm Credit and Syngenta as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. To be eligible, FFA members must have earned and productively invested $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience program in which they start, own or hold a professional position in an existing agriculture enterprise. Recipients must also complete 50 hours community service and demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities and civic involvement.

MNHHS agriculture teachers Alaina Boyd and Jim Bragg provided guidance during the process. Each of the recipients of the American FFA Degree receive a gold American FFA Degree key and a certificate after being recognized on stage at the national convention.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Lori Harrison

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

BMS Participates in Language Arts Society Auction

BENTON, Ky. (5/29/15) — Students at Benton Middle School participated in the school's annual Language Arts Society… Read More

Crittenden County Falls in Region's First Round

MORTONS GAP, Ky. (5/29/15) — Henderson County pitcher Maci Bown tossed a two-hit shutout to lead the Lady Colonels over… Read More

Most Read This Week

May 27, 2015 7022

VIDEO: Sparks Fly Over Hanson Rezoning Issue

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 28, 2015 5579

Four Charged with Burglary for Entering Elderly…

by SurfKY News
May 25, 2015 3940

Can Sunscreen Save Your Life?

by Melissa Patrick
May 27, 2015 3860

Midnight Ride on Rabbit Ridge Ends in Jail

by SurfKY News
May 26, 2015 3225

Mandarin House Gearing Up to Open Soon

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 11057

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 23, 2015 8233

Missing 5-Year-Old Boy Found

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 29, 2015 1107

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 978

Two Hopkins Countians to Receive MERR Scholarships

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 661

KSP Seeks Public Help in Locating Wanted Man

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 633

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 381

NCM Motorsports Park Breaks Ground on Holley…

by National Corvette Museum
May 29, 2015 351

Blessing of the Bikes

by SurfKY News
May 29, 2015 350

Market Commentary - May 29, 2015

by Randall L. Franklin
May 29, 2015 326

Boyd Advances to Eugene in Close Call at NCAA…

by UK Athletics