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An outstanding member at each degree level can be awarded the Star Award based on an exceptional overall Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program and FFA involvement. There are four divisions of the star award within each degree level, except the Discovery Degree. These divisions reflect the diversification of supervised agricultural experience programs and student populations in the state.

Stars Divisions      
Star in Production: Outstanding achievement in an entrepreneurial production agriculture SAE and active participation in the FFA.
Star in Agri-Business: Outstanding achievement in an entrepreneurial agribusiness SAE that focus on agricultural sales, service or other entrepreneurial endeavors along with active participation in the FFA  (All horticultural enterprises fall under agribusiness even if they are production oriented).
Star in Agricultural Placement: Outstanding achievement in an employment SAE, these can include work-based learning, along with an active participation in the FFA.
Star in Agri-Science: Outstanding achievement in an SAE where the student’s SAE programs are aimed at developing higher order scientific knowledge and skills along with active participation in the FFA.

Additional Information      
Members wishing to apply for a star award above the chapter level, must apply for their Greenhand, Chapter, State or American degree using the corresponding application on Judging Card.  The Star Application must be attached (this is the original Star Battery). Those wishing to apply for the star award at the chapter level should check with the chapter advisor for details.
Star awards are given at the district, area and state levels. Applicants must have been selected as a star winner from the previous level in order to advance to the next level.  Check with your chapter’s advisor regarding deadlines for application.  Applicants advancing to the state level interview must submit 1 copy of the entire application to the state award and degree selection site.
All Texas FFA Star award finalists are recognized during convention on stage and presented with a state finalist plaque.  The winner is announced at that time and is presented with a $1,000 Dina Wallrath Robertson Memorial Star Award Scholarship and an additional plaque.
All students who are applying for the Lone Star FFA Degree and star awards at all degree levels should use the American Degree application form.   Applications should include the latest check sheets, which can be downloaded below.  We recommend that you download these documents and compare them against the check sheets presented at your degree check.  Have teachers replace them as needed.

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  Star Finalists Schedule

The 2024 Star Finalist (top 4 of each category/SAE type) Interviews will be held in conjunction with the 2024 Texas FFA State Convention in Houston, Texas. *** Please note the date of interviews changed and the banquet will now be held on Wednesday, July 10th at 5:00 p.m.

2024 Star Finalists Interview Schedule

July 8, 2024 - 8:30 a.m. Star Finlaists orientation

July 8, 2024 - 8:45 a.m. Star Finalists interviews begin

July 10, 2024 - 5:00 p.m. Jerome Tymrak Stars over Texas banquet. 



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