Jason and Shanise Brockshus
Brandon Brockshus, 22; Dylan Brockshus, 19; Andrew Brockshus, 17
May 6, 1993
Sibley-Ocheyedan High School
Association president, 2012-13; Northwest Vice President, 2011-12
Iowa State University
Education and Global Resource Systems
University Hixson Student Board, Cornerstone Church SALT Co.
Brockshus hopes to help develop agriculture, teach and participate in
mission work in a third-world country to encourage community development, spur
innovation and motivate those in need.
Steven Brockshus of Iowa was to say the least an active high school student.
At Sibley-Ocheyedan High School in Sibley, Iowa, he was active in concert,
marching and jazz bands. He was a choir member and performed as lead in several
high school plays and musicals.
Brockshus was a member of the varsity
football, wrestling and track teams.
And he belonged to groups including
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, 4-H and more.
joined so many activities in high school to find out where I belonged,” he said.
“While I didn’t feel out of place in any of them, I found something special in
FFA inspired Brockshus, he recalls. “The organization itself is empty
without people. FFA creates an atmosphere in which anyone can find their place,
regardless of background, family structure, age, skin color, language or
Brockshus was elected to the 2013-14 National FFA Officer team as
Central Region vice president at the 86th National FFA Convention & Expo.
Other members of the team are Brian Walsh of Virginia as president, Mitch Baker
of Tennessee as secretary, Jackson Harris of Alabama as Southern Region vice
president, Wes Davis of West Virginia as Eastern Region vice president and Jason
Wetzler of Oregon as Western Region vice president.
Originally from Sibley,
Iowa, and today an agricultural education and global resource systems major at
Iowa State University, Brockshus previously served as Iowa FFA Association
president and northwest state vice president. In high school, he served as his
FFA chapter’s reporter and secretary.
Each year at the National FFA
Convention & Expo, six students are elected by delegates to represent the
organization as National FFA officers. Delegates elect a president, secretary
and vice presidents representing the central, southern, eastern and western
regions of the country.
National officers commit to a year of service to the
National FFA Organization. Each travels more than 100,000 national and
international miles to interact with business and industry leaders, thousands of
FFA members and teachers, corporate sponsors, government and education
officials, state FFA leaders, the general public and more. The team will lead
personal growth and leadership training seminars for FFA members throughout the
country and help set policies that will guide the future of FFA and promote
After graduation from Iowa State, Brockshus hopes to
develop agriculture, teach and be involved in missionary work in a third-world
country to encourage community development, spur innovation and motivate people
“I am excited to help members find their belonging by serving as a
role model, unconditionally loving every person I meet,” he said. “I want to
make every interaction a moment of positive influence by being vulnerable and
sharing my passion.
“I hope to foster an atmosphere of belonging in every
member I come in contact with while serving as a national officer. I want to
empower members by creating opportunities for self-discovery and express the
value of living in the moment with every interaction.”
Steven Brockshus - Press Release