FFA members can earn degrees as they progress through the phases of their leadership, academic and career skills development.  The State FFA Degree is given to the top members of a State FFA Association, to receive a State FFA Degree members must meet the requirements listed in the Official FFA Manual.

Of those who earn their State FFA Degree, some students choose to apply to be a Star Degree Candidate putting them among the top of the State Degree recipients.  Here is a list of our past star candidates known on record:

  • 2003 – Brad Anderson: Star in Ag Placement Finalist (4th Place)
  • 2003 – Tara Hellenbrand: Star in Ag Business Finalist (3rd Place)
  • 2004 – Matthew Anderson: Star in Ag Business Winner
  • 2007 – Steve Bare: Star Farmer Finalist (3rd Place)
  • 2008 – Kristen Bare: Star Farmer Finalist (Runner-up)
  • 2010 – Michael Niemann: Star in Ag Placement Finalist (Runner-Up)
  • 2011 – Mark Ladsten: Star in Ag Placement Finalist (Runner-Up)
  • 2014 – Sally Albers: Star Farmer Finalist
  • 2014 – Rachel Leege: Star in Ag Business Winner
  • 2015 – Beth Yanke: Star in Ag Placement Finalist
  • 2016 – Sam Peetz: Star in Ag Placement Finalist (Runner-up)
  • 2017 – Melissa Sprecher: Star Farmer Finalist (3rd Place)
  • 2017 – Jared Mack: Star in Ag Business Finalist (3rd Place)

 

Past State FFA Degree Recipients:

  • 2017:  Nik Marx, Melissa Sprecher, Jared Mack
  • 2016:  Gillian Hacker, Sam Peetz, Emily Matzke, Evan Davis
  • 2015:  Leah Statz, Marissa Sprecher, Beth Yanke, Brandon Zick
  • 2014:  Sally Albers, Rachel Leege, Kyle Herbrand
  • 2013:  Josh Bruckert, Katie Hacker, Sydney Litscher, Austin Sprecher, Sabrina Yanke
  • 2012:  none
  • 2011:  Mark Ladsten, Kimmi Evert, Sara Raschein, Jenna Lovell, Austin Litscher, Keith Slotty, Austin Sandmire
  • 2010:  Michael Niemann, Jeff Evert
  • 2009:  Joe Waldinger
  • 2008:  Teyanna Marx, Kristen Bare, Brittany Sorg
  • 2007:  Brian J. Chrisler, Samantha Niemann, Danielle Roznos, Kristina Rauls, Steve Bare, Tracy Waldinger
  • 2006:  Cathy Jo Luck, Amanda Sandmire, Carol Sorg
  • 2005:  Rebecca Lick, Samantha Miller, Jeff Sorg
  • 2004:  Matthew Anderson, Maureen Ballweg, Dean Gasser, Brandon Hager, Lance Herbrand, Lindsey Kuzma, Tara Thering, Karla Waldinger, Randy Zick
  • 2003:  Brad Anderson, Alex Clark, Joe Endres, Tara Hellenbrand, Craig Hitchcock, Kevin Larsen, Rose Reisinger
  • 2002:  Heidi Hasheider, Terry Sorg
  • 2001:  Megan Diehl, David Hasheider, Sarah Weiss, Tammy Ziegler
  • 2000:  Alison Accola, Justin Herbrand, Mike Jacobs, Rhett Jaquish, Bobbi Jo Sorg, Nick Statz
  • 1999:  Eric Ott, Brian Schmitt
  • 1998:  Ryan Accola, Rachelle Endrews, Dan Schneller, Mike Schwartz, Donald Thering
  • 1997:  Shalome Jaquish, Michael Pings, Dan Ziegler, Sarah Colby
  • 1996:  Dusty Hainstock, Casey Weiss
  • 1995:  Matt Alt, Matthew Balfanz, Craig Carncross, Carrie Follendorf, Andrew Kruchten, Jeff Neumann, Danielle Reuter
  • 1994:  Eric Breunig, Chad Brickl, Craig Frey, Greg Markley, Cory Weiss
  • 1993:  Todd Breunig, Brian Herbrand, Shane Sorg, Gregory Sprecher, Mark Wyttenbach, Stephanie Zech
  • 1992:  Cory Clavadatscher, Scott Endres, Jason Jaedike, Roger Spear, Jody Slark, Brett Pickar
  • 1991:  Shawn Ballweg, Troy Breunig, Jenifer Feiner, Chad Hankins, LaVerne Schoepp, Michelle Wehler
  • 1990:  Ric Accola, Jessica Hasheider, Nichelle Holland, Dave Peetz, Carrie Zech
  • 1989:  Bradley Herbrand, Natanya Jaquish, Thomas Lohr
  • 1988:  Jeff Jaedike, Russ Lipka, Terry Wehler
  • 1987:  Mitch Breunig, Marty Breunig, Randall Mack, Laurie Slark
  • 1986:  Steve Boettcher, Brian Schultz, Steve Sprecher, Todd Wehler
  • 1985:  Greg Lohr
  • 1984:  Paul Boettcher, Brian Kindschi, Michael Peetz
  • 1983:  Aaron Anderson, William Cody III, Jeff Lohr, Joseph Marx
  • 1982:  Lowell Boettcher, Stephan Peetz, James Sprecher, Brian Zins
  • 1981:  Tim Evert, Randy Lee Kuhnau, Richard Lee Lehman, Bryan Litscher, Kurt Pickar
  • 1980:  David Marx
  • 1979:  Daniel Frey, Larry Halweg, Tom Litscher, Davis Zins
  • 1978:  Jeff Sprecher
  • 1977:  James Bickford, Louise Boettcher, Jon James Chrisler, Ben Katzman
  • 1976:  Jonathon Accola, LeAnn Boettcher, Steven Halweg
  • 1975:  Dennis Weiss, Mel Zech
  • 1974:  Bruce Hasheider, Dennis Sprecher
  • 1973:  Phil Marx, Ken Osgood
  • 1972:  John Schneller, Tom Schneller, Terry Stueber
  • 1971:  Jerry Halweg
  • 1970:  Dale Yanke
  • 1969:  Gregory Patterson
  • 1968:  Philip Hasheider, James Krey, Jerry Leister
  • 1967:  Neal Hasheider, Kenneth Meier, Wallace Wilhelm
  • 1966:  Gordon Carncross, Daniel Weiss, Earl Zech
  • 1965:  Phil Pickar, Bernard Reisinger, Dennis Schneller
  • 1964:  Keith Peetz, David Sprecher, Fritz Wyttenbach
  • 1963:  Clifford Barbian, Roland Peetz, Tom Pickar
  • 1962:  Kenneth Luetscher, Roger Mack, John Wyttenbach
  • 1961:  Gary Barbian, Harold Mueller, Paul Sprecher, Mike Wehler, Lloyd Wiedemann
  • 1960:  James Jensen, Don Nolden, Jerome Pickar, Robert Weiss
  • 1959:  Jerry Deischer, Kenneth Mack, Vince Statz
  • 1958:  Delvin Peetz, Tom Sawyer
  • 1957:  Eugene Hausner, Ronald Lipka, Orlo Peetz
  • 1956:  Lyle Kuhnau, Hilman Schroeder, Donald Zick
  • 1955:  Willard Carlow, Ronald Lang, Merlin Markert
  • 1954:  Alan Albers
  • 1950:  Kenyon Giese
  • 1941:  Howard Hasheider, Halsey Sprecher
  • 1940:  Melvin Bickford
  • 1939:  George Goette
  • 1937:  Ivan Kindschi
  • 1936:  Robert Sirney
  • 1929:  Duane Hyer