Get to know the 2013-14 National FFA Officers:
So what really happens when a new national officer team is elected? Here’s where the 2013-14 officers have traveled so far:
October: After election during the National FFA Convention & Expo, the team stayed in Louisville, Ky., for initial training, then returned home to finish up the school semester and prepare for a whirlwind of a year.
December: The team reported to Indianapolis for training, then traveled to Arkansas to put their leadership skills into action, meeting with National FFA sponsors and FFA members.
January: After a quick trip home for the holidays, the team braved the winter weather in Wisconsin to give speeches and lead workshops, then flew to Washington, D.C., for meetings at the U.S. Department of Education and with national legislators. One of the highlights for every national officer team is the January trip to Japan, where they learned about global agriculture.
February: Since the team has spent most of their time together so far, it’s time to divide and conquer. The six officers begin attending conventions, conferences, meetings and special events individually or in pairs.