SACRAMENTO — 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 email@example.com.
For any media inquiries, please contact Harrison Reilly at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also be reached at 707-337-9539. To learn more about California FFA, visit calaged.org.
–California Association FFA