Sixteen FFA members from across the state, including two from Jackson County chapters, are preparing to interview for the opportunity to serve as an Indiana FFA state officer for the upcoming year.
Once completed, seven individuals will be selected to fulfill the roles of president, secretary, northern region vice president, southern region vice president, treasurer, reporter and sentinel.
During the 92nd Indiana FFA State Convention, the candidates will participate in a rigorous interview and selection process. The winners will be announced at the final session Thursday, online at inffa.org and on Indiana FFA’s social media channels.
The candidates include Kourtney Otte of Seymour High School FFA and Abby Stuckwisch of Brownstown Central High School FFA.
Once selected, the newly elected officers will embark on a year of service, providing direction and overseeing the development of the student-led organization, which has more than 12,500 members statewide.
Along with promoting FFA, agriculture and agricultural education, some of their responsibilities include conducting FFA chapter visits, facilitating leadership conferences and hosting career and leadership development events, to name a few.