Sacramento, California - Luke O’Leary, a Californian and agricultural leadership and development major at Texas A&M University, has been elected FFA national president at the organization’s 91st annual national event. He receives the gavel from 2017-18 National President Breanna Holbert, also a Californian.
Joining Luke on the 2018-19 National FFA Officer team:
Layni LeBlanc, an animal science – science and technology major at Louisiana State University, was elected national secretary.
Adrian Schunk, a communications major at Michigan State University, was elected eastern region vice president.
Ridge Hughbanks, an agribusiness major at Oklahoma State University, was elected central region vice president.
Jordan Stowe, an agriscience education major at Auburn University, was elected southern region vice president.
Shea Booster, an agricultural business management major at Oregon State University, was elected western region vice president.
Each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo, six students are elected by delegates to represent the organization as national officers. Delegates elect a president, secretary, and vice presidents representing the central, southern, eastern, and western regions of the country. National officers commit to a year of service to the National FFA Organization. Each officer travels more than 100,000 national and international miles to interact with business and industry leaders, thousands of FFA members and teachers, corporate sponsors, government and education officials, state FFA leaders, the general public, and more. The team will lead personal growth and leadership training conferences for FFA members throughout the country and help set policies that will guide the future of FFA and promote agricultural literacy.