MFL MarMac seniors are first in decade to earn Iowa FFA Degrees

Skylar Moser (left) and Macie Weigand are pictured at Hilton Coliseum in Ames, where they were awarded their Iowa FFA degrees April 16. (Contributed photo)

   MONONA  — A pair of MFL MarMac seniors set the bar high for those who follow them in the school’s FFA program, having earned the highest degree the program offers, the Iowa FFA Degree.

   Macie Weigand and Skylar Moser were presented their awards during the 91st Iowa Leadership Conference at Iowa State University in Ames April 16. They are the first MFL MarMac students to earn the Iowa Degree in 10 years. Only 725 of the state’s 16,000 FFA members (less than 5 percent) earned the degree this year.

   “It’s a very high honor,” FFA advisor and ag teacher Sarah Wille said. “They just immersed themselves in the ag program. Whether they go into agriculture or not, it’s going to go with them a lot farther than they think and I hope they realize that.”

   Moser said earning her Iowa Degree had been a goal since her cousins earned theirs two years ago.

   “They told me more about it and I decided that it was a goal of mine by the end of my senior year to receive the degree,” she said.

 

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