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23 National Officer Candidates Advance to Phase 2 of Selection Process

The 2018-19 National FFA Officer Team will be selected during the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo, electing six new FFA members to serve as the student leaders of the National FFA Organization. The process to become a national officer is arduous, with the candidates – each state FFA association can submit one individual member annually – taking part in an extensive interview process with a National FFA Officer Nominating Committee. The committee is comprised of students who interview and select the national FFA officers during each National FFA Convention & Expo. It takes a highly motivated person to become a [...]

Ohio’s Chrysta Beck Named 2017 American Star in Agriscience

INDIANAPOLIS – Since third grade, Chrysta Beck of Archbold, Ohio, has raised broilers and layers to sell meat and egg products to local customers. As she got older and joined FFA, she developed a supervised agricultural experience (SAE) that would look into the health of poultry. But what started as research to assist her with personal production goals soon developed into a project with a vastly larger scope. It focused on U.S. and global poultry production and welfare. Beck’s work began when she was in ninth grade and started looking closely into broiler production factors and exactly how the birds grew. She [...]