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State FFA Officers

National FFA Week brings with it a variety of traditional activities. One activity that the State FFA Officers always look forward to is the Legislative Ice Cream Social, held this year on February 23. Each year the State FFA Officers and one or two FFA Chapters gather at the Capitol Building to serve Aggie Ice Cream. Each year they are introduced in the House Chamber and in the Senate. Representative Ronda Menlove and Senator Ralph Okerlund sponsored the State FFA Officers this year and helped them arrange the Ice Cream Social. This activity provides a great opportunity for our FFA members to rub shoulders with Utah’s legislative leaders.

FFA members have “Infinite Potential,” they envision, discover, and achieve. The year of activities and service for the Utah State FFA Officers will culminate at the State FFA Convention held March 10-12 at Utah State University in Logan. The convention will be 2½ days of workshops, leadership training, career development event, public speaking, awards presentations and LOTS and LOTS of fun. For the State FFA Officers it has been a year full of travel, workshops, and chapter visits. Here are some of the FFA events that transpired:

Beginning in the summer the officers traveled to:

In September, the school year started with 10 days at the Utah State Fair where the officers managed the Little Hands on the Farm exhibit providing agricultural literacy for the thousands of children, their parents, and grandparents who went through the exhibit.

The officers were then back on the road to:

  • Indianapolis to attend the National FFA Convention.
  • Richfield and Provo to attend two Utah Leadership Conferences.
  • Visit 77 high schools and FFA Chapters around Utah. They visited with thousands of agricultural education students and FFA members, sharing insights on the many opportunities available in the FFA.

Utah’s 2010-2011 State FFA Officer Team, Chaleesa Warren, Matt Brocious, Katharine Nye, Sierra Cheyenne, Dalton Beck, and Kyle Niesporek, would like to say thank you to the Utah Legislature for a wonderful experience on Capitol Hill. And a special thank you to all the FFA members and Agricultural Education Teachers that made this year possible.

Learn more about Utah FFA and the CTE Agriculture Pathways and get started on a pathway to success.

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