# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Agricultural Production Technology Task 92547071

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Apply for an FFA degree and/or an agricultural proficiency award.


Application should include

  • identifying types of FFA degrees
    • Greenhand
    • Chapter
    • State
    • American
  • identifying proficiency award areas
    • entrepreneruship
    • placement
    • combined
    • agriscience research
  • exploring CDEs and LDEs related to this course
  • identifying all SAE criteria to be eligible for the award
  • identifying the type of award
  • applying for an FFA award.

Process/Skill Questions

  • Where are the awards and their application criteria located?
  • What are the benefits of winning an FFA award?
  • What are the benefits and requirements of an FFA degree?
  • What FFA awards are available?
  • How does the FFA degree program reward FFA members in all phases of leadership, skills, and occupational development?
  • What is the highest degree that can be conferred upon an FFA member at the national level?
  • What are the requirements for a Greenhand FFA degree?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate nonfiction texts.
  1. Analyze text features and organizational patterns to evaluate the meaning of texts.
  2. Recognize an author’s intended audience and purpose for writing.
  3. Skim materials to develop an overview and locate information.
  4. Compare and contrast informational texts for intent and content.
  5. Interpret and use data and information in maps, charts, graphs, timelines, tables, and diagrams.
  6. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support as evidence.
  7. Analyze and synthesize information in order to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  8. Analyze ideas within and between selections providing textual evidence.
  9. Summarize, paraphrase, and synthesize ideas, while maintaining meaning and a logical sequence of events, within and between texts.
  10. Use reading strategies throughout the reading process to monitor comprehension.


The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).