EATON — On May 1, four members of the Eaton FFA Chapter earned their State Degree. Peyton Caplinger, Logan Deeter, Alyssa Orr, and Aubrey Stevenson each received the highest degree awarded by the Ohio FFA Association.
In order to receive the degree a member must have gross earnings of over $3,000 or worked over 1,000 hours of job placement as their supervised agriculture experience (SAE). Recipients may also complete a combination of job placement and entrepreneurship.
Additionally students must have been active members for 24 consecutive months, demonstrate 10 parliamentary procedure abilities, give a six minute speech on an agriculture topic, 35 hours of community service, and have high academic and attendance records.
Caplinger’s SAE includes raising sheep and a boer goat herd. He has served as a chapter officer, participated in soil judging, outdoor power equipment, state livestock judging, and tractor trouble shooting contests.
Deeter’s SAE projects included job placement at McWhinney Farms and raising beef cattle. During his four years he was on the state rural soils, livestock judging and parliamentary procedure teams. He was a chapter officer played FFA basketball, and served on numerous committees.
Orr’s enterprise SAE projects included raising market hogs and 17 acres of wheat. She is currently serving as the chapter secretary and has been a member of the parliamentary procedure and soil judging teams. She has been very active in the “Eaton Healthy” Campaign, FFA basketball, as well as numerous FFA activities.
Stevenson is currently serving as chapter president and had market hogs and breeding and market goats for her SAE. She has been involved in soil judging, public speaking, job interview, parliamentary procedure, and FFA basketball. She has also been very active in the “Eaton Healthy” campaign as well as serving on numerous committees.