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The 2016 State Officer Screening Committee slated 11 high school seniors as candidates for state FFA office, April 12-13, 2016 at the Florida FFA Leadership Training Center in Haines City.  28 student members participated in the rigorous interview process.  These members were challenged with a personal interview, written exam, individual problem-solving exercise, advocacy stand and deliver practicum, state degree  interview, agricultural education interview and a conversational exercise.  The selected candidates will seek election at the 88th Florida FFA State Convention & Expo, June 13-17, 2016.

Presidential Candidates

  • William Jameson, South Sumter
  • Emily Little, Sebring

Area 1 VP Candidate

  • Mason Taylor, Cottondale

Area 2 VP Candidates

  • Hunter Burnsed, Baker County
  • Cale McCall, Dixie

Area 3 VP Candidates

  • Catharin MacFarlane, Deltona
  • Sierra Smith, Forest

Area 4 VP Candidate

  • Brett Vorheis, Wekiva

Area 5 VP Candidates

  • Anna Conrad, Plant City
  • Kasey Lewis, Newsome

Area 6 VP Candidate

  • Mariah Alvarez, Sebring

FFA members elect their own officers and plan and conduct activities with supervision from their chapter advisors. A maximum of eight state officers, all recent high school graduates taking a year off of college, play a key role in sharing FFA and agriculture’s message, traveling more than 300 days of their year of service.  State Officers present workshops and deliver presentations focused on the importance of agriculture and leadership development.

State Officers make an effort to visit every chapter each year to educate students about FFA and agriculture.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 18,000 middle and high school student members – as part of over 300 local FFA chapters across the state. FFA members participate in nearly 50 leadership and career development events each year.

The Florida FFA Association is a resource and support organization that does not select, control, supervise or approve local chapter or individual member activities except as expressly provided for in the Florida FFA Association Constitution and Bylaws.

The FFA Mission

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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