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2013 Convention

2013 Alumni Essay Winners Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the top ten winners of the “What FFA Means To Me” Alumni Essay Contest. The winners will be awarded on stage during the 8th General Session of the 85th Florida FFA State Convention on Friday, June 14th, 2013. All award winners should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The top ten winners are:

1. Mary Katherine Pittman, Malone FFA

2. Courtney Solari, Northview FFA

3. Sara Humphreys, Branford FFA

4. Matthew Staples, South Lake SR FFA

5. Terrah Henderson, Suwannee JR FFA

6. Emily Little, Sebring SR FFA

7. Kimberly Duncan, Braden River FFA

8. Cassidy Odom, Blountstown FFA

9. Brittany Wolford, New Smyrna Beach FFA

10. Samuel Jackson, Palmetto FFA

About the Florida FFA State Convention

The annual state FFA convention is truly a week that absolutely everybody should experience.  FFA members come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Over 4,000 FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization to new heights.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 17,000 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 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.

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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2013 Stars of Florida Finalists Announced

The Florida FFA Association recently selected 21 student members as finalists in the highly coveted “Stars of Florida” award recognition program.  This program symbolizes the highest competitive recognition for FFA members and their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) program(s) in six different categories.  Nearly 200 applicants were considered during the selection process.  Each candidate will be interviewed by a team of FFA, industry and Agriculture Education representatives to determine the winner in each area.  Each finalist, their family and agriculture instructor(s) will be recognized June 13th, 2013 at the 85th Florida FFA Convention to be held at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando.

The finalists listed alphabetically by chapter in each category are:

Name Chapter Category
Abbie Edenfield Altha Middle FFA State Star Discovery Finalist
Ethan Michael Ohnstad Tomlin Middle FFA State Star Discovery Finalist
Ethan Vaughan Tomlin Middle FFA State Star Discovery Finalist
Baylee Etheridge Williston Middle FFA State Star Discovery Finalist
Colson Cannon Brooksville Sr. FFA State Star Greenhand Finalist
Jeffrey Mitchell Dade City Sr. FFA State Star Greenhand Finalist
Case Emerson Lake Butler Sr. FFA State Star Greenhand Finalist
Brendan Register Taylor Sr. FFA State Star Greenhand Finalist
Jordan Gaylard Branford FFA State Star in Agribusiness Finalist
Tyler D’Angelo Deland FFA State Star in Agribusiness Finalist
Jakob Weinreich-Frick Orlando Colonial Sr. FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist
Taylor Henderson Suwannee Sr. FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist
Austin Long Suwannee Sr. FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist
Joseph Wesley Thomas Suwannee Sr. FFA State Star in Agricultural Placement Finalist
Delaney Rose Ahrens Brooksville Sr. FFA State Star in Agriscience Finalist
Stephanie Aubertin Brooksville Sr. FFA State Star in Agriscience Finalist
Kathleen Ward Brooksville Sr. FFA State Star in Agriscience Finalist
Clayton Lyons Baker Sr. FFA State Star Farmer Finalist
George Wesley Fussell Bartow Sr. FFA State Star Farmer Finalist
Taylor Marie Randell Branford FFA State Star Farmer Finalist
Brittney Bozzi Taylor Sr. FFA State Star Farmer Finalist

 

About the Florida FFA State Convention

The annual state FFA convention is truly a week that absolutely everybody should experience.  FFA members come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Over 4,000 FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization to new heights.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 17,000 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 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.

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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Finalists for 2013 Outstanding District Officer Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2013 Ryan Rimmer Outstanding District Officer Award. This award is selected by application from the 24 district officers throughout the state and is given to the district officer who excels in their service to Florida FFA. The state winner will be announced during the 6th General Session of the 85th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, June 23rd, 2013 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. All award finalists should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The 2013 Outstanding District Officer finalists in alphabetical order by chapter are:

First Name Last Name Chapter
Brett Wasden Bartow Sr. FFA
Wally Martin DeSoto Senior
Logan Luse Lafayette Sr. FFA
Ashley McLeod Laurel Hill FFA
Brandon McKee Okeechobee Brahman

About the Florida FFA State Convention

The annual state FFA convention is truly a week that absolutely everybody should experience.  FFA members come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Over 4,000 FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization to new heights.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 17,000 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 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.

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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Top 5 Chapters Announced for Fresh from Florida Advocacy Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the selection of the 2013 Fresh from Florida Advocacy Award finalists. Formerly the Food for America program, this program is designed to encourage FFA members to participate in agricultural literacy and awareness projects on the local level. The overall chapter winner will be awarded on stage during the 6th General Session of the 85th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, June 13th, 2013 at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando. One member and one advisor from each finalist chapter should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The chapter finalists in alphabetical order are:

Belleview FFA

Branford FFA

Northview FFA

Ocala Westport FFA

Sneads FFA

 

About the Florida FFA State Convention

The annual state FFA convention is truly a week that absolutely everybody should experience.  FFA members come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Over 4,000 FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization to new heights.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 17,000 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 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.

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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Chapter Cooperative Award Finalists Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 2013 Chapter Cooperative Award finalists. The Chapter Cooperative Award measures how active a chapter has been in cooperating with other organizations and agencies within their community, along with teaching cooperative business principals. One member and one advisor of each of finalist chapters will be recognized on stage during the 5th General Session of the 85th Florida FFA State Convention on Thursday, June 13, 2013. All award winners should report to the holding room thirty minutes prior to the session in which they are to be recognized.

The 2013 Chapter Cooperative Award Finalists in alphabetical order are:

 

Chapter Ranking
Altha SR Finalist
Brooksville SR Finalist
Hill Gustat MS Participant
Ocoee MS Finalist
Orlando Colonial SR Participant
Umatilla SR Participant
Williston MS Participant

 

About the Florida FFA State Convention

The annual state FFA convention is truly a week that absolutely everybody should experience.  FFA members come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Over 4,000 FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization to new heights.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 17,000 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 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.

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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Florida’s Top FFA Alumni Affiliates Announced

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The Florida FFA Association and the Florida FFA Alumni Association are pleased to announce the finalists of the 2013 Outstanding Alumni Affiliate award.  Each of these chapters and the winner will be recognized during the 8th General Session of the 85th Florida FFA State Convention on Friday, June 14th, 2013.  A representative of each alumni affiliate should report to the holding room 30 minutes prior to the session.

The 2013 Outstanding Alumni Affiliate Finalists in alphabetical order are:

 

Branford FFA Alumni

Lake Gibson FFA Alumni

Orange County FFA Alumni

Sebring FFA Alumni

Williston FFA Alumni

 

About the Florida FFA State Convention

The annual state FFA convention is truly a week that absolutely everybody should experience.  FFA members come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Over 4,000 FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization to new heights.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 17,000 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 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.

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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50 FFA Members Selected for State Courtesy Corps

The Florida FFA Association is pleased to announce the selection of the 2013 Convention Courtesy Corps. The Courtesy Corps works closely with the convention staff to ensure the success of the annual state FFA convention. Being selected as a Courtesy Corps member is a prestigious honor.  Nearly 200 applications were submitted and reviewed by a committee.

Unless otherwise directed, Courtesy Corps members are required to arrive at convention prior to the mandatory Courtesy Corps meeting Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 1:00 pm in Curacao 3.  An official schedule of duties will be posted prior to convention, and some Courtesy Corps members will be asked to help with Career Development Events on Monday.

Student Name (First) Student Name (Last) Chapter
Abbie Edenfield Altha MS
Caylynn Reeder Altha MS
Hannah Barnett Apopka Memorial MS
Thomas Hutchinson Barrington MS (Glenn)
McKenzie Johnting Bartow MS
Katy Locke Bartow SR
Chad Revis Belleview SR
Kaitlynn Coatney Bok Academy
Cassidy Dossin Brandon HS
Sara Humphreys Branford
Katie Lloyd Branford
Allison Randell Branford
Austin Davis Bunnell SR
Katie Young Bunnell SR
Daphney Churchill Charlotte SR
Kyle Garner Clermont MS
Maegan Garner Clermont MS
Hannah Kruse Clermont MS
Katie Swestyn Corner Lake MS
Colby Hargrove Cottondale
Miranda Sapp Cottondale
Catharin MacFarlane Deltona SR
Shelbi McCall Dixie SR
Anjahlee McDonald Dr. Phillips HS
Jessica Robinson East River
Tiffani Swestyn East River
Kailea Quaid Forest
Andrew Albritton Ft. King MS
Samantha Demers Ft. King MS
Charles Paddock Ft. King MS
Don Dowling Grand Ridge
Garron Dykes Gray MS
Brittany Avant Harmony
Leigha Harbin Harmony
Kristen Leonard Harmony
Nicholas Yma Harmony
Rebecca Knowles Lennard
Dellon Barber Malone
Rebecca Elek Nolan MS
Anastasia Sturgis Orlando Colonial SR
Katelyn Lee Roberts (Q.I.) MS
Orion Douthit Sneads
Victoria Bell Tate Sr. (JM)
Patra Miller Tate Sr. (JM)
Jordan Johnson Taylor SR
Abby Marion University (Volusia)
Ashley Kern West Orange SR
Baylee Etheridge Williston MS
Hailey Harvell Wolf Lake MS
Alexa Wandrey Wolf Lake MS

 

About the Florida FFA State Convention

The annual state FFA convention is truly a week that absolutely everybody should experience.  FFA members come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.  Over 4,000 FFA members, along with advisors, alumni, parents and supporters, will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and lead our organization to new heights.

About the Florida FFA Association

The Florida FFA Association is a premier youth, leadership organization with nearly 17,000 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 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.

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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