The National FFA Organization has recognized Bartlesville FFA as a National 3-Star Chapter, which is the highest distinction awarded to a chapter each year. Bartlesville FFA is one of only 26 programs in the state of Oklahoma to earn this recognition.
The Bartlesville FFA was also named a top 10 national finalist for the Premier Chapter in Growing Leaders Division of the National Chapter Award, which recognizes the most innovative activities from across the nation. This was for the chapter's “Smells Like Team Spirit” FFA meeting activity that took place this past April.
Bartlesville FFA was also selected as a top 10 national finalist in the Model of Excellence award. That is for chapters which exhibit exemplary qualities in all categories of the National Chapter Award, including growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture. There are 8,995 FFA chapters in the nation, so this is an incredibly significant accomplishment for the young FFA chapter to achieve.
Bartlesville FFA is honored by these accolades as it continues to build a tradition of excellence. Bartlesville FFA will compete virtually at the end of September in the Model of Excellence and Premier Chapter national qualifying presentations where the top three chapters will advance to the in-person final presentations at the National FFA Convention this fall.
Bartlesville FFA will be awarded the National 3 Star Gold Emblem National Chapter Award during the 2023 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Bartlesville Agriculture Education program launched with one teacher and 77 students in 2019-2020. This year it has three teachers and 15 courses with a total enrollment of over 300 across grades 8-12. There is a classroom and shop building at the south end of the high school campus, near the Bruin Activity Center. Across Shawnee Avenue, a new Agriculture Center is being constructed that will add another classroom, a small show arena, small animals barns, and greenhouses.