Teacher Honorary Lone Star Degree Nomination  
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Texas FFA Constitution, Area V, Section F: Honorary Membership –Those interested in production agriculture or agribusiness, school superintendents, principals, members of boards of education, chapter advisor, teachers, staff members in Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, business people, and others who are helping to advance agricultural education and the FFA and who have rendered outstanding service, may be elected to honorary membership by a majority vote of the members present at any regular meeting or convention. Honorary membership shall be limited to the Honorary Chapter FFA Degree/Chapter Farmer Degree in the chapter, Honorary State FFA Degree/Lone Star Farmer Degree in the state association, and the Honorary American FFA Degree in the National Organization.

Criteria of Nomination      
  • Teacher who are eligible to receive the Honorary Lone Star Degree shall have taught agriculture, food and natural resources for at least three years and in the same school district for two consecutive year, and
  • Have participated in leadership development events and career development events at the district and area levels, and
  • Have been in regular attendance at district, area and state FFA meetings and district, area and state teachers meetings and conferences.
  • Have been the advisor of three recipients of the Lone Star FFA Degree or the one recipient of the Lone Star FFA Degree and one recipient of the American FFA Degree. Eligible teacher candidates must have been advisor to each of these students for at least two years. In multiple teacher departments, each teacher shall be considered advisor to all students in the department.
  • Area committees selecting teachers for the Honorary Lone Star FFA Degree shall be comprised of teachers who hold the degree. Nominations shall be submitted from the area degree check. Recipients of the Honorary Lone Star FFA Degree shall be recognized at a time, place and manner determined by the Executive Director.

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