Ferris George Rising Star Award

The Ferris George Rising Star Award is presented in memory of Ferris George, a charter member of the National FFA Organization, a member of the United FFA Alumni in Iowa, and supporter of agriculture. The purpose of the award is to recognize FFA members who during their freshmen year exhibited outstanding leadership.

An application process is utilized to select a finalist in each of Iowa's six FFA districts. Recognition of the finalists occurs at the annual Iowa FFA Leadership Conference each April. The finalists are interviewed and an overall winner is selected and recognized.

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The Ferris George Rising Star Award is made possible with support from the Iowa FFA Alumni through the Iowa FFA Foundation.