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GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA – The 2011-2012 State Officer team was recently elected during the 83rd Annual Florida FFA State Convention held June 13-17, 2011 in Orlando, Florida.  These eight individuals were elected bytheir peers serving as official delegates at the convention.

The primary responsibility of a state officer is to serve the Florida FFA Association, Agricultural Education and Agriculture as an ambassador in local, state and national activities in a way that will inform, motivate and inspire FFA members, advisors and others to embrace and uphold the FFA mission.

Following the convention, the team of State Officers embarked on a year long journey of service to FFA, Agriculture and Agriscience Education.  Their year of service began with several weeks of intense training earlier this summer.

The 2011-2012 Florida FFA State Officers are:

President Charlie Brown, Avon Park FFA
Secretary Haley Webb, Charlotte FFA
Area I Vice President Sydney Stone, Sneads FFA
Area II Vice President Kaitlyn Donaghy, Middleburg FFA
Area III Vice President Julia Morgan, Pine Ridge FFA
Area IV Vice President Shelby Oesterreicher, Bartow FFA
Area V Vice President John Modrow, Riverview FFA
Area VI Vice President James Sharpe, Okeechobee FFA

The National FFA Organization, formerly known as the Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members-as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands. The National FFA Organization changed to its present name in 1988, in recognition of the growth and diversity of agriculture and agriculture education. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education. For more information visit or contact:

Ronnie Simmons
Florida FFA Association
5700 SW 34th Street, Suite 106
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Ph: 325.378.0060

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