Stocking and Mahanay Receive State FFA Degree


ALAMOSA— Remington Stocking and Coy Mahanay of the Lamar FFA Chapter earned their State FFA Degrees at the 83rd State FFA Convention June 1-3. Stocking and Mahanay received a certificate and a charm in recognition FFA accomplishments, sponsored by Jimmy and Nita Smith of Wagon Wheel Consulting of Rifle, Colo.

Students receiving their state degree were recognized at a dinner that was sponsored by Adams State College, School of Business of Alamosa, Colo.

The State FFA Degree is conferred to agricultural education students who submit an application, which must be approved by state staff. Among other requirements, students must have been members of the FFA for at least two years. Each member must also have invested $2,500 or worked 750 hours in their supervised agricultural experience program.

Bailey Spitz and Reed Marts were also recognized for receiving their State FFA Degree, but were unable to attend the convention.

“Signature of Success” was this year’s convention theme. More than 1,500 FFA members, advisors, supporters and guests attended the convention at Moffat County High School in Craig.

FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education Division within the Colorado Community College System. The Colorado FFA Association currently stands with more than 4,700 members and is proud to be the home of the current national FFA secretary, Landan Schaffert, from Otis, Colo. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information about Colorado FFA, visit



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