Rylan Robb

Rylan Robb

Four Edwards County High School FFA members will be honored with State Degrees this summer at the Illinois State FFA Convention this June.

A State Degrees one of the highest honors members of the FFA throughout the country can receive, and requires extensive work, including the recording of 750 hours into a project, either making $1,000 or productively investing $1,500 into that project and an application and interview process.

Those obtaining a State Degree this year are Emma Wiseman, Carissa Jefferson, Tara Michels and Rylan Robb. This week, The Navigator will wrap up its series covering the four recipients with Rylan Robb.

Robb, the chapter reporter for the Edwards County FFA, has taken to his duties as an FFA officer in a unique way. He created FFA Fridays, a Youtube show which has him showcases and promoting FFA events each week. The 17-year-old is the son of Doug and Cathy Robb.

Robb expressed his appreciation for being recommended for his State Degree.

I feel very honored to be recommended for this degree, as everyone who does apply for it works very hard to achieve this,” said Robb.

Robb credited his early work with FFA record books with helping him get to the point where he could meet his goal of obtaining a State Degree.

For the rest of the story, check out this week's Navigator.