The California FFA Association Constitution outlines minimum qualifications for receiving the Greenhand FFA Degree. The greenhand degree is awarded at the chapter level.
ARTICLE IV. ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP DEGREES AND PRIVILEGES
Section B. Greenhand FFA Degree: On meeting the following minimum qualifications, the Greenhand FFA Degree may be conferred by the chapter:
Be regularly enrolled in a vocational education course for an agricultural occupation and have satisfactory and acceptable plans for a program of supervised agricultural experience. Learn and explain the FFA Creed, Motto, Salute, and the FFA Mission Statement. Describe the FFA emblem, colors, and symbols. Explain the proper use of the FFA jacket. Have satisfactory knowledge of the history of the organization. Know the duties and responsibilities of FFA members. Personally own or have access to the Official FFA Manual. Submit written application for the degree for chapter records.