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Welcome to the inaugural posting of the Florida FFA State Officer Blog! Through this blog, the State Officer team will keep you updated on what is happening in Florida FFA, what the team is staying busy with throughout the year, and the occasional story or tidbit of information that we feel like sharing. All seven of us will try to contribute once a month, so make sure you keep an eye out for our postings!

To start this blog off, we thought it would be best to start off with the basics. A fundamental part of the FFA is the simple phrase, “Living to Serve.” Those three words cap off our motto and have been a vital cornerstone of what each FFA member should remember throughout their years in the blue corduroy. The 2013-2014 Florida FFA State Officer team has selected the phrase “Living to Serve” as our theme for the year.

It’s hard to wrap our minds around how important such a simple phrase really is. As FFA members, how often do we remember to truly serve our community? To serve our chapter? To serve those around us? Quite frankly, not often enough. The potential to serve lies within everyone. Being a servant leader does not necessarily mean donating your time and money to a charity, it is exactly what you make it.

One of our favorite parts about service is that it is not a ‘one size fits all’ concept. There are thousands of ways to serve. Whether it’s coordinating a food drive or simply going out of your way to make someone else’s day better, service is as unique as the person performing the task. If you look at the design of the “Living to Serve” logo, you will notice the “Serve” is written in script. It is meant to represent a signature. As everyone’s signatures vary based on their lives, the way we serve others is based on so many different external factors.

Throughout this year, we as State Officers are striving to inform each of Florida’s nearly 17,000 members on how important it is to lead a life of service. Throughout the year and the rest of your life, remember that we as Florida FFA members are “Living to Serve.”

Signing Off,

Florida FFA State Officer Team

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