This award recognizes outstanding FFA Chapters in New York State for their Community Involvement, Service Projects, and Promotion of Agriculture. One award is presented annually. The New York Ag Society endeavors to improve the condition of agriculture through education, leadership development and recognition programs. The Agricultural Society continues to serve the changing needs of New York State’s food and agricultural industries. Each year, the New York Ag Society recognizes one FFA chapter as its FFA Chapter of the Year
New York State Grange
Schedule of Awards & Deadline
Awards presented annually in January; submit application by April 1st.
How to Apply or Nominate an FFA Chapter
-Community Involvement (Chapters must exhibit continuous involvement in their community).
-Community Service (Chapters must engage their local community through locally relevant community service projects).
-Promotion and Improvement of Agriculture (Chapters must be involved in the promotion and improvement of an aspect of agriculture locally or statewide).
-Applicants must be chapters in good standing with the State FFA Association.
-Applicants must be able to document partnership with local agriculturalists or agricultural groups.
-Applicants must be willing to attend the annual NYS Ag Society Meeting in Syracuse the first Thursday in January.
-Applicants must not have received the Ag Society Chapter of the Year award in the previous year, beginning in 2012.