INDIANAPOLIS - Andrew Maidl, a member of the New Ulm FFA Chapter, received the American FFA Degree at the 84th National FFA Convention Oct. 22.
The award means Maidl is one of a select group recognized for years of academic and professional excellence.
The American FFA Degree recognizes demonstrated leadership ability and outstanding achievements in agricultural business, production, processing or service programs.
Andrew Maidl with his American FFA Degree at the National FFA?Convention.
Maidl is a sophomore at North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D., studying Crop/Weed Science.
Maidl's roomate, Levi Helmuth, from Montana, also received the award.
Maidl is the son of Joe and Deb Maidl of Lafayette.
Maidl's SAE( Supervised Agricultural Experience) consisted of Fiber and oil crop production Enterpreunership (soybeans). For the Fiber and oil crop production SAE he rented 33 acres of land in his junior year and 34 acres of land his senior year. Both were used to raise soybeans. His other SAE was Diversified crop production placement ( corn, peas, sweet corn, etc.) This was based on work under his dad's employment dealing with crop production.
He also kept records for all of my projects including Beef production placement.
To receive the American degree a person needed to earn and successfully invest $7500. Another requirement for the degree was to complete at least 50 service hours.