State Officer Blog

In the Classroom

Throughout the past five years, it would be impossible to say which FFA experience has impacted me the most. From being a first year student to running for office, from SAE’s to competitions… the one thing each of these experiences have in common is the support and...

Reflecting Back

As 2022 comes to a close, New Year's Resolutions abound around us all. Before setting my goals for the new year, I find myself reflecting back on all that has happened this year. In early January, I made the final decision to run for State Office. This decision wasn’t...

Wrapping up the Year

As we begin to wrap up this year, I can’t help but reflect back on all of the incredible gifts we have received thus far. In our short eight months of office, my teammates and I have discovered that gifts present themselves in many forms. Instead of being wrapped and...

Car Ride Conversations

I routinely find myself behind the wheel of the FFA truck driving across the state, as one would expect of a state officer. These are some of the moments that I have treasured and learned the most about myself and individuals around me. Whether it is five minutes or...

Come as you are

One month of traveling across the state for all of the district leadership camps all across Oregon has been officially checked off of the to do list! It was so amazing to travel and see all of the amazing and unique that each district has brought to the table. We got...

New Connections, New Experiences

As the 2022 Oregon State Fair comes to a wrap, I start thinking about all of the amazing new connections I have made with members and visitors here at the state fair. I’ve had the opportunity to talk to members from all over the state these past two weeks. I have...

When You Give a Girl a Badge

Learning from hard working agriculturalists across the state during industry visits, fine tuning workshops for facilitation training in Corvallis, and standing in front of massive monuments in Washington D.C. for the State Officer Summit, have all left me asking...

Pocketful of Sunshine

Driving home from our first District Leadership Camp as a team, I find myself stuck in my head. Instead of thinking about all of the amazing members I had met, the campfire swing dances, or even the infamous Dutch Oven Cook-Off- all I could think about was what I...

Full Speed Ahead!

Finally, summer vacation! For many, this means road-trips, new adventures, and all things sunshine. But for our FFA members, advisors, and state office team, our summer looks a little different. While we all get our fun-in-the-sun, many of us are full speed ahead! The...

Be in the Moment

Today is going to be a good day. You know why? Today is going to be a good day because you are here. In this post I am going to be talking about today. Today is what we can control. We can’t change anything that happened yesterday because that is in the past. I am not...

Times change, moments don’t

It finally came down to this. As I walked into that holding room, all the memories of the good and bad days of studying, practicing, reciting speeches over and over until that was all I knew, I finally realized that it wasn’t about just trying to get elected but also...

Signing off

As the year wraps up, I can’t help but count my blessings. The list of blessings, which goes miles long, includes every single second spent with members, every second spent with my teammates and every moment of thanking our supporters and sponsors! Put simply this...