State Officer Blog

Treasured Memories

Eleven months ago, Josiah, Riley, Deidre, Keegan, Ellie, and I were given the opportunity of a lifetime when we were elected as Oregon FFA State officers. Each of us had prepared in the weeks, months, and even years leading up to the convention for our year of service...

It’s the Little Moments that Make Life Count

The team had the great opportunity to travel internationally to Spain and Portugal on the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO) in the beginning of January. We started this journey by spending New Year’s Eve in New York City! My teammate Riley...

Home. What makes somewhere a home? Where is home?

This year I have had the opportunity to visit 48 different FFA chapters, each one with it’s own unique quirks, traditions and culture. As different as each place is, there is one constant: each chapter creates a home for its members. In high school, I spent more time...

A sense of community:

Community is described as, “a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals.” This can look different for everyone that is lucky enough to experience it. For me and my team it also looks a lot of different ways. It...

Using Every Moment

When the Oregon FFA State Officer team began the month of September, we couldn’t believe that our year was already halfway done. It’s wild that the year so far has been filled with so many amazing experiences, yet it feels like just yesterday we were just starting. We...

Behind the Scenes…

              Take a moment back in time with me to the 2001 Oregon State Fair. In the sheep barn my mom, dad, and a slew of sheep friends running around getting ready for the Hampshire breeding show....

What is your Passion?

Traveling across our state and even across the country adds a new perspective to my life that I can appreciate. The month of July started in Imbler, Oregon in Mr. and Mrs. Cant’s home to teach us new and improved ways to facilitate a classroom. After we travelled to...

What does humor mean to you?

This last month the state officer team had the opportunity to attend the Southern Oregon District Leadership Camp and have Checkpoint Training with the Idaho, Washington, and Alaska State Officers where we experienced many forms of hilarious fun. At Southern Oregon’s...

New Experiences

May was a month full of new experiences. At the beginning of the month, our team spent time on the beautiful Oregon coast for kickoff training, where we learned from our National FFA Facilitator how to amplify our strengths, make the most of our social interactions,...

Our Adventure Begins

Our Adventure Begins….   April was a crazy month full of long car rides together, learning new skills, and making new memories. Our team embarked on our first adventure together for a whole two and a half weeks. We were leaving or homes, families, and friends,...

A New Chapter Begins

A New Chapter Begins I hear the Chicago Bulls Theme Song play through the thick walls of the First Interstate Bank Center. Suddenly, I hear hundreds of voices all scream in unison. Hmm…I wonder who just got elected I don’t know what name was just announced since my...

A Compliment Worth Earning

A Compliment Worth Earning Classroom visits to the agriculture education programs in our state always bring me new perspectives. Upon entering the Rainer Ag room and seeing the quote they had on their wall I was immediately taken back to a conversation I had with a...