Idaho FFA Association
Greetings Idaho FFA!
This past year has been full of opportunity and achievement for all those involved in the FFA and you are to be commended on your efforts. Since April, your new state officer team has been busy attending chapter banquets and I must say, from my personal visits I was extremely impressed with the amount of new projects and ideas I saw as well as the shear talent that is so apparent across the state.
However, it’s time to move forward. Congratulations to the class of 2013 and I wish you luck with all of your endeavors. Next thing on the agenda for all of us however is a trip to the beautiful University of Idaho campus in Moscow, Idaho for State Career Development Events. Bring your official dress, your study materials, and your passion, because soon all of your hard work will pay off and a dedicated few will earn the right to represent Idaho FFA at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky this October. There will be successes and hardships in your journey, but no matter the outcome I trust that you will enjoy your stay in Moscow and hopefully have some time to visit with your state officer team!
State CDE’s kick-off a busy summer season of county fairs, rodeos, summer work experience, and some of that long sought after vacation time. Wherever your life takes you these next few months, I wish you the best of luck with your Supervised Agricultural Experiences and I would like to acknowledge the hard work you have all done so far, and the hard work those with livestock projects especially as you will be spending the next few months preparing those animals for show.
Also, don’t forget to live by the motto of the blue and gold this summer! Learn something new and keep at it so that you will truly learn. Find some time to earn yourself a living, or work to develop skills that will allow you to do so in the future. And most importantly, live to serve. Service is the lifeblood of any organization and without continued support of our community it will cease to prosper. There are several community improvement programs you can become involved in including the Julia Davis Park Table Design Contest (the deadline for which has been extended) where they are looking for FFA members to create permanent designs for their Ag Expo which would be shown in Boise for years to come!
A quick shout out to those who will be attending Washington Leadership Conference this year, I just want to ensure you your life will forever be changed after the conference and I would like to encourage those who haven’t attended to apply for future years. Also, if you haven’t done so already like us on Facebook! I would like to see us hit 2,000 likes by the end of the summer, and it is a great way to stay informed!
Congratulations on all of your accomplishments and I look forward to seeing you at State CDE’s!
2013-2014 State President
Check out the state officer photo albums!