Past Randolph, Stanton FFA Individuals Recognized With American FFA Degree

CURTIS – For the first time the 93rd annual National FFA Convention and Expo took place through a virtual format.

According to a release from the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture, the Aggie Collegiate FFA/4-H Club saluted FFA members on their campus which feature a few of northeast Nebraskans.

Area Aggie students receiving their American FFA Degree were also recognized with their home FFA chapters. Avery Bermel and Addison Vilwok (both of Randolph FFA) and Amanda Schmidt (Stanton FFA) were honored.


Eleven NCTA students or graduates were on the list in 2020 to receive their American FFA Degrees. Less than 1% of FFA members earn the prestigious honor.

NCTA had nine current Aggie students who received their American FFA Degrees. Two recent Aggie graduates also were among American FFA Degree recipients.

Aggies also recognized two NCTA students who have served on FFA leadership teams in their respective home states.

Gillian Brinker of Anchorage, Alaska, is a freshman studying equine industry management. She was the 2019-2020 Alaska FFA Association State Vice President.

Taylor Hendrix of Holyoke, Colorado, an agribusiness management major in her second semester at NCTA, served on the State Executive Committee in 2018-2019 with Colorado FFA.

Both women are campus leaders and officers with the NCTA Collegiate FFA/4-H club.

NCTA’s Collegiate FFA has recently made application to the National FFA Organization to establish an FFA Alumni Chapter in Frontier County.

The group will be saluting America’s Veterans Wednesday before November 12 – 13 will feature District FFA Career Development Events. The District Leadership Development Event will take place on November 24 on the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture campus while campus offices will be closed for Thanksgiving Break November 26- 27.

NCTA is a two-year institution with a statewide mission of preparing students for successful careers in agriculture, veterinary technology and related industries.

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