State Officer Blog

That’s a Wrap

Somehow we are already two weeks into December, the year 2021 is nearly over, and our State Office year is beginning to transition yet again. It seems like just last week we were at Oregon District Officer Training in Corvallis, chicken fighting with District Officers...

Find Your Viewpoint

The team and I kicked off the first of many Leadership Camps in June starting in Southern Oregon. Since then, we have been attending leadership camps throughout the state for each of the 11 districts in Oregon FFA. Some have been one-day camps and some have been...

While in Franny

As I drive in my first car, named Franny, on the backroads of my hometown playing “Wide Open Spaces” by the Dixie Chicks I can’t help with tears in my eyes, smile. My day was full of journaling from the past 14 days of State Fair, creating flipcharts for the next 11...

The Lenses of Gratitude

A couple of weeks ago, the girls and I were on a car ride headed to Eastern Oregon. I had my hands on the wheel, Bel was in the passenger seat, while Katie and Jonwyn were passed out in the back. I remember wearing a new pair of sunglasses that I had picked up to take...

Ignition is Underway

The reignition that our team has talked about since the beginning is now underway. Throughout the last month of our lives, we have seen this come to fruition through the Oregon District Officer Training, Snake River District Leadership camp, and training. The first of...

Stay Determined

Things are heating up and it’s beginning to look a lot like summer time! We, your state officer team, couldn’t be more excited for fair season, more chapter officer leadership camps, as well as business and industry tours. We just finished up the first district...

Prepare for Ignition

Month number two for our team is in the books and boy what a month it has been. In last month’s blog post, your 2021-2022 State President Isabel D’Acquisto wrote about how our number one goal this year as we serve you is to ignite a spark of passion inside new FFA...

Reignite

Hello Oregon FFA! I am so beyond honored and thrilled to serve as the Oregon FFA State President for the 2021-2022 school year! Whether it be in person or Zoom style, you can expect a year of laughter, relationships, and grace. It has been one month since my team and...

Onward, Together

I was told at the beginning of our year by one of our “co-moms” Joenelle to “Expect Nothing, Appreciate Everything” when it came to thinking about our year. 325 days of forward motion later, and I am starting to understand that a little bit better. Through students,...

Ignorance Vs. Knowledge

We started this year ignorant, like anyone does at the start of every journey, unaware of what truly lay before us. As we end this year, reflecting back on what we thought we knew and the real knowledge we’ve gained, I have never been so excited to celebrate the end...

Your Adventure Awaits

I remember when I was younger I loved to go on adventures, especially if that meant going on a hike with my mom. This past month we were fortunate enough to be able to go on our own adventure to Kentucky, Tennessee, and Ohio in replacement of the International...

Yellow Moments

Happy New Year! It’s 2021! Before we just completely toss 2020 out, I think it’s important to reflect on the year and identify a few “yellow” moments. Yellow moments are moments that are genuine, happy, and positive. It doesn't have to be a huge life changing moment,...