State Officer Blog

Hope, Joy & Community

Hope, Joy & Community Hope, joy, and community. These are three values that South Africa upholds. As we traveled throughout South Africa, I couldn’t help but observe in awe at all the sights we saw and the people we met. Throughout all these experiences, hope,...

The Joyful Journey

  There are some things in life that we only experience once. The 98 days we got to spend traveling the whole state of Oregon, and more, were times we will never get to replicate. These last couple of months have taught us to truly enjoy the journey we are on,...

Thankful

Thankful (adjective): Expressing gratitude or relief. What are you thankful for? This past month we, as state officers, have traveled across the state, from Joseph to Grants Pass and from Hillsboro to Jordan Valley. We are fully submerged in what could be considered...

Show Day to Homestay

As the final few days of State Fair came to a wrap, the team was on the road attending leadership camps and chapter visits on the first month of Leadership Tour! September was a busy month for the team, and I’m happy to retell some of our experiences. The bulk of our...

Summer Time Show Time

  “Fair Season”, a time of year described as the most stressful, hot and memorable part of the year. From the months of June to September, members find themselves out of school and in the barns with the projects that they have raised. They spend countless hours...

“Holding True to the Best Tradition”

Paul Harvey strung the heart strings of many as he poetically explained life as a farmer as written below. “And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, "I need a caretaker." So God made a farmer. God said, "I need somebody willing to get up...

Pride for What We Do…

Everyone joins and loves FFA for different reasons. Some join because of their passion for agriculture, some because of their passion for leadership, others for travel opportunities, and some for chances to breakthrough insecurities and push themselves. Each reason...

Dive Right In

Dive Right In

If you would have told me a year ago that the final months of my Senior Year were going to be spent writing workshops, attending leadership camps, and traveling all across the state of Oregon, I would have thought you were crazy. Fast forward after elections and here...

The Adventure Begins

The Adventure Begins

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