Four counties in New Jersey are represented in the 2019-20 FFA State Officer Team that was elected as part of the 90th annual State FFA Convention.
The new officers with the chapters they represent are Jamie Specca, Northern Burlington, president; Owen Donnelly, Warren Hills, vice president; Talia Priore, Woodstown, treasurer; Ryan Jordan, Cumberland Regional, parliamentarian; Kailyn Emmett, Salem Tech, secretary; Karleen Wilford, Cumberland Regional, reporter; and Nicole Sickler, Woodstown, sentinel.
“Each of the members elected this year has invested significant time and energy into FFA, and I know will add to the great tradition established by previous officer teams,” says Erin Noble, program leader of the New Jersey State FFA Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Program. “They have each earned the respect of their peers and I know they will embrace the high responsibility that comes with being elected. We are confident these officers will be excellent ambassadors for FFA throughout New Jersey and nationally as well.”
Some of the state officer duties include assisting chapters in the execution of their program activities; encouraging FFA members to participate in food, agriculture and natural resources education and FFA programs; maintaining positive relations with members, the agribusiness sector, the public and others interested in agricultural education; traveling to FFA chapters around the state two to three times per month; assisting at career development events, including fall, spring and summer; and representing the New Jersey FFA Association at events of other state agricultural organizations.
There are more than 2,300 FFA members in New Jersey and nearly 670,000 members across the nation.
For more information about the state FFA program, visit jerseyageducation.nj.gov.Source: New Jersey FFA, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.