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Local students earn American FFA Degrees

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST

Michael Long, a sophomore agribusiness major and a soil and crop science minor from Big Rock, and Samuel Kimpan, a sophomore electrical engineering major from Hinckley, were among 15 students at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to earn their American FFA Degree.

The American FFA Degree is awarded to FFA members who have demonstrated the highest level of commitment to FFA and made significant accomplishments in their supervised agricultural experiences. About 3,500 degrees are handed out each year at the National FFA Convention. That number represents less than half of 1 percent of all FFA members, making it one of the organization’s highest honors.

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