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Chapter Officer Applications

Who: All eligible Hollister FFA members

Application Due: April 12, 2024 at 5 PM

Interviews: April 17, 2024 at 3:15 PM

To participate in the Hollister FFA Chapter Officer program, officer candidates must meet all of the eligibility requirements:

  • Have and maintain a 2.0 GPA or higher - with a minimum of a "C" grade in any agriculture class

  • Have and maintain a clean discipline and attendance record (behavior & academic eligible)

  • Agreement to attend the summer Chapter Officer Retreat.

  • Have a completed application and code of conduct on file with the chapter advisor.

  • Be a member of the local FFA chapter for the current school year.

  • Go through the chapter selection process.

  • Strongly recommend enrolling in the zero period Ag Leadership class

Important Dates:

  • Application Due Friday April 12th by 5:00 p.m. via Google Forms. No late applications will be accepted!

  • Interviews will be Wednesday April 17th starting at 3:15 PM

  • Mandatory Officer Retreat July 29-31

  • Chapter Officer Leadership Conference: To be announced; COLC is traditionally held within two weeks after San Benito County Fair

The 2024-2025 FFA Calendar will be available during Officer Retreat. Examples of events that officers will be in charge of and REQUIRED to attend include:

  • Mandatory Officer Retreat

  • Monthly & Weekly FFA Officer Meetings

  • Monthly FFA Meetings

  • Chapter Fundraising Events (Drive Thru BBQ, Ag Mechanics Auction)

  • Regional and Sectional Events hosted by Hollister FFA

  • Participation in a Career or Leadership Development Event/Team

Expectations of the Chapter Officers:

  1. Your number one priority and focus as a chapter officer is to serve the needs of the members of your chapter.

  2. The success of Chapter Officers is evaluated by team performance, not necessarily on individual performance. Learn how to help each other to become better leaders.

  3. It is expected that each Chapter Officer be a positive role model for the members of the chapter. (Suspensions, probations, and repetitious disciplinary action is unacceptable.)

  4. It is expected that each Chapter Officer strives aggressively to achieve and maintain academic success.

  5. Conduct yourself in a dignified and professional manner at all times.

  6. Always be courteous and respectful to all members and advisors.

  7. Keep our business within the group. Communication is key… to air likes, dislikes, and other issues.

  8. When you need help… ask for it!

  9. Give 100% effort!

  10. Learn how to be an effective leader and still have fun.

  11. Attend all mandatory events as noted earlier in the application, including the officer retreat.

Greenhand Degree Application

Who: All eligible freshman or first year members

Application Due: Open

Degree Awarded on: May 8, 2024 at the Chapter Banquet

To receive a Greenhand FFA degree, members must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be enrolled in an agricultural education program and have satisfactory plans for a supervised agricultural experience (SAE).

  2. Learn and explain the FFA Creed, FFA Mission and Motto, and FFA Health.

  3. Describe and explain the meaning of the FFA emblem and FFA colors.

  4. Demonstrate an understanding of the FFA code of ethics and the proper use of the FFA jacket.

  5. Demonstrate an understanding of the history of the organization, the chapter constitution and bylaws and the chapter program of activities.

  6. Own or have access to the official FFA manual and the official FFA student handbook.

  7. Submit a written application for the Greenhand FFA degree.

Chapter Degree Application

Who: All eligible sophomores or second year members

Application Due: May 3, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Degree Awarded on: May 8, 2024 at the Chapter Banquet

​To be eligible to receive the Chapter FFA Degree from the chapter, a member must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Must have received the Greenhand FFA Degree.

  2. Must have satisfactorily completed the equivalent of at least 180 hours of systematic school instruction in agricultural education at or above the ninth grade level, have in operation an approved supervised agricultural experience program and be enrolled in an agriculture course.

  3. Have participated in the planning and conducting of at least three official functions in the chapter’s Program of Activities.

  4. A student after entering agricultural education must have:
    a. Earned and productively invested at least $150 by the member’s own efforts; or worked at least 45 hours in excess of scheduled class time; or a combination thereof; and
    b. Developed plans for continued growth and improvement in a supervised agricultural experience program.

  5. Have effectively led a group discussion for 15 minutes.

  6. Have demonstrated five procedures of parliamentary law.

  7. Show progress toward individual achievement in the FFA award programs.

  8. Have a satisfactory scholastic record.

  9. Have participated in at least 10 hours of community service activities. These hours are in addition to and cannot be duplicated as paid or unpaid supervised agricultural experience hours.

  10. Submit a written application for the Chapter FFA Degree.

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