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Star Program

Congratulations to our 2021 FFA Regional Star Winners!

Purpose

To promote and encourage excellence in the FFA through development of outstanding scholarship, leadership and supervised agricultural experiences.

To recognize Eastern States winners in the following areas:
Star Farmer -achievement in a production agriculture SAE
Star Agribusiness-achievement in an agribusiness of SAE
Star Agricultural Placement-achievement in an agricultural placement SAE, either at an agribusiness or production enterprise Star Agriscience-excellence in an agriscience-based SAE (natural resources, research/experimentation or science-based lab).This program may be either placement or entrepreneurial.

Objective

1. To recognize youth in the Eastern Regional FFA who have achieved the Star Award in their respective state for 2022.
2. To educate the fair going public to the fact that agriculture and agribusiness is a vibrant part of the Eastern Region.
3. To promote the work of agriculturalists in the Eastern Region.

Event Rules

1. Applicant must have received the Star Award in their respective state in the applied category. 2. Application shall include (please submit in the following order):
1. Big E FFA Stars Recognition Application
2. Copy of Applicant's State winning application.
3. Resume`
4. Supplemental material at applicant's discretion (maximum 2 pages)
3. All applications should be uploaded below on or before September 1, 2022.
4. Applicant must be in attendance at The Big E on Saturday, September17, 2022 for the program.
5. Applicant must not complete in any other Big E FFA competition on Saturday 17, 2022.
Please note: this may also conflict with other events during The Big E. Please be sure that you are aware of the FFA Star's schedule.

6. Candidate must wear official FFA Dress during the interview.

Format

1. Each candidate will meet the judges in an informal interview on the morning of September 17, 2022. To further verify the applicants program and records at 8am at the Grange Building. . Date and time to be scheduled in advance.

2. Teams of judges are selected to judge this event. They will each review copies of each candidate's application and records.

3. Candidates will be available for publicity pictures with the sponsor at 11am.

4. Candidates, parents, advisors and special guest are invited to a FFA Star Recognition Lunch at 12 noon on the fairgrounds.

5. The Star Award ceremony will take place before a large audience of fairgoers at approximately 3pm.

6. All candidates are urged to attend the FFA Awards Recognition Program at 6pm at the Sheraton Hotel in down town Springfield, MA.

Awards:
1. Each candidate will receive a participation stipend.
2. Each winning Star will receive an appropriate award from The Big E.
3. Each winning star will receive a $250 stipend for participating and winners will receive $500 cash award from the program sponsor- The Farm Credit East

The application and awards do not relate to the winners of the Eastern Regional FFA Stars Program sponsored by the National FFA Organization.

Judge's decision is FINAL.

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