Following election, state officers embark on a journey of growth, leadership and service directed through 11 key areas of focus. While each state’s journey features customized variations, the National FFA Organization supports states and their officers through a blended learning model that includes face-to-face training experiences, digital and print resources, and online education through the State Officer Academy—all of this to guide in the development of world-ready leaders.
Learn more about a state officer’s journey.
Base Camp is a standard three-day experience for all state FFA officers, ideally hosted within 30 days of officer election. Focus areas addressed in a blended format include sound character, positive influence, professionalism and time management. Additionally, this experience will enroll students into the entire State Officer Leadership Continuum and the State Officer Academy learning management system.
Checkpoints include up to two additional in-state training experiences delivered during a time that is convenient for state FFA staff and officers. These trainings can cover the following focus areas: successful workshops, public speaking, conversation skills, and team dynamics.
A three-day advocacy training experience that is open to all 375 state FFA officers. Training will focus on serving as an advocate for agriculture and FFA, as well as developing clear and consistent messages related to agriculture and FFA.
The 2018 State Officer Summit will be held July 22-26, 2018, at the Hilton Crystal City in Arlington, Va. Registration for the State Officer Summit will open in mid-May.
Additional information for State Staff can be found on the State Staff homepage.
More than 100 North Carolina high school and college students attended a land stewardship conference in Greensboro, N.C., on April 1 at Wrangler's headquarters.
California, Connecticut and Montana each elected twin siblings to serve as state FFA officers for the 2016-17 term.
It's an annual tradition among many state FFA associations to visit with state government leaders as a way to promote FFA and agricultural education.