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Warren County FFA Members to Receive National FFA Degree
For Immediate Release: October 8, 1998 Contact:

Hope Gruzlovic


BJ Kelly and Paulette Nyiri, past president and reporter, respectively, of the New Jersey FFA, will receive the American FFA Degree on November 14 during the 71st National FFA Convention in Kansas City, MO. They both reside in Phillipsburg, Warren County. The American FFA Degree, the highest degree the organization awards, recognizes demonstrated leadership ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs. In order to be nominated and selected to receive this national honor, FFA members must earn $7,500 through a supervised agricultural experience program where they establish their own business or work for an existing agricultural enterprise and productively invest their earnings. American FFA Degree recipients will receive a gold key and certificate. Of the 447,880 FFA members, only 1,935 will receive the degree in 1998. FFA in New Jersey continues to grow. There are over 1,850 FFA members in 35 FFA chapters around the Garden State. The degree recognition program is co-sponsored by American Cyanamid's Agricultural Products Division, Parsippany, NJ; Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Johnston, IA; Case Corporation, Racine, WI; and Farm Credit System, Denver, CO, as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.