Proficiency Awards

What is a Proficiency Award?

Agricultural Proficiency Awards honor FFA members who, through supervised agricultural experiences, have developed specialized skills that they can apply toward their future careers.

Application Due Date: Extended to March 2

Application Submission Form
Proficiency Declaration Form

Note: Please complete the "Application Submission Form" for every proficiency application. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Please contact with any questions.

Proficiency Award Areas


Supervised Agricultural Experiences related to the ownership of an agribusiness or agriculture-related enterprise. The member plans, implements, operates and assumes financial risks of ownership.


Supervised agricultural experiences that include nonownership, agriculturallyrelated paid or unpaid employment and/or volunteer work.


Award area for supervised agricultural experiences that are not split between entrepreneurship or placement. Applicants can combine both placement and entrepreneurship records if both are included in the SAE.


Supervised agricultural experiences that involve planning and conducting an agriculturally based scientific experiment based on hypothesis and the use of the scientific methods of investigation on the hypothesis.

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