Six Kansas FFA members were elected to serve as the 2021-22 Kansas FFA officer team at the virtual 93rd Kansas FFA Convention, held June 2 to 4.
They were among seven candidates running for a state officer position to represent more than 9,700 Kansas FFA members.
The 2021-22 Kansas FFA officer team includes: Ashley Chandler, president, Neodesha FFA; Rachel Sebesta, vice president, Ellsworth FFA; Eric Peterson, secretary, Clifton-Clyde FFA; Jocelyn Dvorak, treasurer, Hiawatha FFA; Lydia Watanabe, reporter, Arkansas City FFA; and Josey Schmidt, Sentinel, Greeley County FFA.
The state FFA officer team will travel across the state sharing their passion for agriculture, leadership, and service. Kansas FFA officers present workshops and conferences across the state and challenge FFA members to serve their communities and the agriculture industry.
Through a partnership between the Kansas FFA Foundation and the Midwest Ford Dealers Association, each of the elected officers will receive a $500 scholarship to further their educational goals.
The Kansas FFA Association is a statewide organization of 9,700 agricultural education students in 220 chapters in every corner of Kansas. It is part of the National FFA Organization, a national youth organization of 760,113 student-members preparing for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture, with 8,739 chapters in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Visit ksffa.org for more information.