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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

May 15, 2015 10086

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 5165

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 16, 2015 4934

Roses Coming Soon

by SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 3636

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3592

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10086

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 9535

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 21, 2015 2591

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 712

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 617

UPDATE: Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting…

by SurfKY News
May 20, 2015 546

Four Go to Hospital After Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 491

Collision with Deer Results in Fatality on US 79

by Trooper S. C. Recke
May 21, 2015 438

EPA Rules Threaten Aluminum's Revival

by Jim Waters
May 21, 2015 405

Corrections Officers to Get Pay Raises to Retain…

by Jennifer Brislin