The Hillsboro FFA officers are pictured with new Greenhand Degree members.
The Hillsboro FFA officers are pictured with new Greenhand Degree members.
By Alexandra Crago
FFA Chapter Secretary


On Wednesday, Nov. 17, the Hillsboro FFA hosted their annual Greenhand Night. Greenhand Night is a recognition ceremony for new FFA members who have shown knowledge of the FFA creed, code of ethics, official dress, motto, salute, emblem, important dates in FFA history, as well as have plans for an SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experience).

The Hillsboro FFA Chapter had 77 Greenhands and awarded each of them with the Greenhand degree pin that can be placed on their FFA jacket.

Greenhand member Breanna Karnes said, “I’m really glad I chose to join FFA this year. Even though this is my senior year, FFA has given me so many opportunities that I’m so grateful for.”

During the event, members and guests had the opportunity to hear motivational remarks from the Ohio FFA State Secretary, Aubrey Schwartz. Some first-year FFA members also participated in the meeting by presenting the FFA Creed, announcing committee reports and speaking about community service possibilities.