Point Pleasant, W.Va.
Danny and Sonya Davis
Zak Davis, 16
April 17, 1994
Mason County Vocational FFA chapter
Point Pleasant Jr.-Sr. High
Point Pleasant, W.Va.
West Virginia FFA Association president, 2011-12
West Virginia University
Agricultural Education, Agribusiness Management
Agriculture Future of America, West Virginia University Davis College of
Agriculture student council, CRU
FUTURE CAREER GOAL
Davis desires to
become an agricultural educator and later move into a career in education
program development and continue to positively impact the future leaders of the
At age 11, Wes Davis of West Virginia bought a chicken at the county fair.
A spark ensued and since, he has immersed himself deeply into the world of
He joined FFA and immediately began racking up state and
national honors in competitions involving poultry judging, public speaking,
marketing, agribusiness and more.
“Growing up on a small property and raised
by parents who were not involved in agriculture, I didn’t have the opportunity
to grow up on a farm,” Davis said. “But the experience I gained through FFA
allowed me to create my own path.
“The day I joined FFA, I never imagined
that I had just made the best decision of my life.”
Davis was elected to the
2013-14 National FFA Officer team to serve as Eastern 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, Steven
Brockshus of Iowa as Central Region vice president, Jackson Harris of Alabama as
Southern Region vice president and Jason Wetzler of Oregon as Western Region
Originally from Point Pleasant, W.Va., in high school Davis
served as state president of West Virginia FFA Association and as both vice
president and reporter of his FFA chapter.
As a sophomore at West Virginia
University, where he is double majoring in agricultural education and
agribusiness management, he was named to both the president’s and dean’s list.
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.
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 agricultural literacy.
After graduation from West
Virginia University, Davis hopes to go into the classroom and educate the next
generation of agricultural leaders.
“As a national officer, I want to affect
as many members as possible,” Davis said. “The skills, competencies and
experiences I have gained throughout my life and time in FFA have prepared me
for this experience and I look forward to continuing the tremendous legacy of
FFA while helping the organization to continue to grow and prosper.”
Wes Davis - Press Release