By Dan Bechtold
Nick Hossle and Lesley Soles received their state FFA degree at the recent state convention in Brookings.
Wyatt DeJong, Winner High School FFA advisor, says less than one percent of the start Future Farmers of America membership received his degree.
“It takes a lot of work and commitment on the part of the student,” said DeJong.
Students must keep records for three years in a certain project area.
Soles worked in food science and technology and Hossle worked in beef production.
In addition to keeping records for three years, a student must have a minimum of 15 community service hours plus need a grade point average requirement.
“It is a nice honor and I am impressed to have two students receive it. I am blown away by their commitment,” said DeJong.