State FFA Degree
The Washington FFA Association is proud to bestow upon its members the State FFA Degree each year at the Washington FFA Convention in May, if they have met the minimum requirements set forth in the state constitution:
Required components to apply for state degree
- Completed state degree application (see instructions below)
- School transcript
If you are interested in applying for a State Star award, see instructions at the bottom of this page.
Instructions for accessing the State Degree application
There are 2 ways to access the state degree:
If you are an AET user:
Using AET, students have completed records and can choose Reports, FFA Awards, and select 'add' to load the Washington FFA State Degree (new).
On the student side, the focus is records and those entries are summarized into the appropriate areas of the award.
- Each section or page is listed on the left side and all comes from records.
- Each page has a "review" in AET and that will take the student to the records that are listed on the page
- This follows the exact process for all the new FFA awards, so will help in other awards
The final step in the awards is to print the application, which is a print out that can be reviewed as in the past. Each page has a "Version number" so if any financial or journal data is updated, print the entire application over. The cover page and manual check sheet have no version number, so those can be replaced with any new printed version.
As a teacher, you can review and assist students from the teacher side of AET, by:
- Logging in as the teacher
- Select Reports, and then FFA awards
- This will show any students with a degree in progress, or as the teacher you can add a
- degree into any FFA member's account
If a student needs to use partly records, but add other data, the instructions page has an "unlock" the application, and that allows users to just add/edit data on the applications pages.
If you are a non-AET user:
Not using AET, student can go to AgCN, login and choose the bottom menu FFA Application Center. This will show a list of national level awards. The student can choose SAE Based Awards menu and that takes you to a list of awards. Just like the previous process. This award process is unlocked and all cells are open to be typed into, much like Microsoft Excel.
Remember that state degrees must be reviewed at the district level, and a list of pre-approved applications should be sent to State Advisor Becky Wallace. Any degrees that are not pre-sifted at the district level will not be considered this year.
The other required components that will be added to the application in addition to the printed PDF are the resume and transcript. These required components are also expected during pre-sifting and final submit to the state office. Additionally, if students are interested in being considered for a district star award, there is an additional cover sheet/responses required (below). No student will be eligible to be selected for state star (of the nine district winners) without a complete application and all required components.
Submitting State Degree Applications
State Degree applications (including the resume and transcript) must be printed and sent to the address below, postmarked by March 1. We will not review any applications not postmarked by the deadline. Send your applications early: if applications are not received prior to traveling to the review session, they will not be considered.
All hard copies must be postmarked by (USPS, not mail-meter) March 1 to:
State FFA Advisor/Program Supervisor - Agriculture Sciences Education
Career and Technical Education
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
600 Washington St. SE, PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
ATTN: State Degrees
Applying for State Star awards
If you have been selected as a district star and are interested in applying for a Washington star award, you must also complete the appropriate battery application:
Star Finalist Photos - Due April 1
District stars should submit 10 high-quality digital photos that clearly demonstrate the applicant's SAE. Include at least one clear headshot of the student in official dress. You may reference our current State & District Stars page for examples. Submitted photos will not be returned, and will NOT impact the judging of the student's application. The photos will be used to create a video presentation for the Star finalists in each category, and to recognize the district stars in the convention guidebook. Not all applicants or district stars will have their photos used.