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Burgweger earns national honor

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012 5:30 a.m. CST

Each year, the National FFA Organization honors the FFA members who show the utmost dedication to the organization through their desire to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. That honor, the American FFA Degree, is bestowed upon a select group of individuals for years of academic and professional excellence.

Bronwyn Burgweger, representing the Hiawatha FFA Chapter in Kirkland, has been selected to join that list.

The American FFA Degree is sponsored by Case IH, The Progressive Farmer, Farm Credit, Syngenta, and Pioneer, a DuPont Business, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. It recognizes demonstrated ability and outstanding achievement in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs.

To be eligible, 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 community service hours and demonstrate leadership abilities and community involvement.

Each recipient collects a gold American FFA Degree Key plus a certificate.

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