TRENTON, N.J. – The 2021-2022 State FFA officer team was recently elected as part of the 92nd Annual State FFA Convention. The state officers represent New Jersey FFA at several state and national functions throughout the year, including visiting FFA chapters throughout New Jersey.
The new officers with the chapters they represent are Abigail Goodenough (Northern Burlington), State President; Ivan Moore, (Salem Tech), State Vice President; Emily Sadlon, (Northern Burlington), State Secretary; Jonathan Finney, (Salem Tech), State Treasurer.
“I know each of our officers are dedicated to the FFA mission and have the best interest of all of our chapters as a top priority,” said New Jersey State FFA Advisor and Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Program Leader Erin Noble. “I know this group will represent New Jersey by being outstanding ambassadors at state and national FFA events. We are anticipating a great 2021-22.”
Some of the state officer duties include assisting chapters in the execution of their program of activities; encouraging FFA members to participate in food, agriculture and natural resources education and FFA programs; maintaining positive relations with members, the agribusiness sector, the public and others interested in agricultural education; traveling to FFA chapters around the state 2-3 times per month; assisting at career development events, including fall, spring, and summer; and representing the New Jersey FFA Association at events of other state agricultural organizations.
FFA is a component of a food, agriculture and natural resources program of instruction that prepares students to pursue fulfilling careers in the business, science, education and technology of agriculture. There are more than 2,300 FFA members in New Jersey and nearly 760,000 members across the nation.
For more information about New Jersey Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education and the state FFA program visit http://www.jerseyageducation.nj.gov/. Also keep up to date with New Jersey FFA news on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NJFFA/, Twitter at https://twitter.com/NJFFA and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/newjerseyffa.
For information about the national FFA program visit https://www.ffa.org/home.
–Jeff Wolfe, NJDA