Versailles FFA, located near the western edge of Ohio, was named the 2022 Model of Excellence during the third general session of the 95th National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis.
Versailles FFA promoted farm safety in its community by hosting a Family Farm Safety Night event. To promote economic development, the chapter organized a Fall Harvest Market, where FFA members could sell products such as pumpkins, soap, and honey produced through their supervised agricultural experiences. Members also recognized local farmers by putting on an “Egg-spression of Appreciation” breakfast, serving 600 omelets to the community.
The National Chapter Award program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters that actively implement the organization’s mission and strategies. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership.
National FFA recognizes the top chapters with innovative activities in each of the three divisions: growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture. Chapters that receive three-star ratings during judging are eligible to compete for the premier chapter awards. Ten FFA chapters competed for the honor. Bonaire Middle School FFA was recognized as the winner during the second general session on Thursday, Oct. 27.
John Deere sponsors the National Chapter Award program.