SACRAMENTO, March 29, 2022 — Students from Elk Grove, Menifee, Durham, Temecula, Holtville, and Hilmar were elected by delegates at the 94th Annual State FFA Leadership Conference to serve as 2022-23 State FFA Officers.
- President: Abigale Jacobsen, Elk Grove FFA
- Vice President: Landon Hendricks, Menifee-Heritage FFA
- Secretary: Hunter Haslem, Durham FFA
- Treasurer: Brian Kavanagh, Temecula-Saint Jeanne FFA
- Reporter: Melanie Orozco, Holtville FFA
- Sentinel: Morgan Oliveira, Hilmar FFA
Candidates take part in an extensive online interview process with the State FFA Nominating Committee leading up to the election. The new team was announced during the closing session of the 94th State FFA Leadership Conference on Tuesday, March 29.
After reviewing applications and conducting virtual interviews with 51 applicants, the Nominating Committee selected 28 individuals to advance to in-person interviews, which were conducted on March 25-27 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento. Candidates go through nine rounds of interviews with the State Nominating Committee.
State officers commit to a year of service to the California Association FFA. Throughout their year of service, the officers will interact with business and industry leaders, thousands of FFA members and teachers, corporate sponsors, government and education officials, local FFA leaders, and the general public.
The team will lead personal growth and leadership training conferences for FFA members throughout the state and help set policies that will guide the future of FFA in California and the next generation of leaders.
To obtain additional information about the new state officer team, contact Charles Parker, State FFA Advisor and program manager for agricultural education for the California Department of Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About California FFA: The California Association FFA is part of a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 735,000 student members in 8,817 local FFA chapters across all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.