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Idaho FFA Association

Emily Hicks

Idaho State FFA Reporter

Adventure is out there! According to Ellie from the ever popular Pixar movie “Up”, I, like Ellie, have always looked forward to the next big adventure. Who knew it would include all six national officers here in Idaho?! Back in January, Idaho had the unique opportunity of hosting the National FFA Officer team for Experience State Week where they practiced workshops and keynotes with members. From Monday to Thursday we visited nine FFA chapters, directly impacting the lives of over 1,750 Idaho FFA members. Thanks go out to the Rigby, American Falls, Blackfoot, Burley, Kimberly, Jerome, Middleton, Meridian, and Kuna chapters for being host schools and all students, advisors, supporters and community members who made Experience State Week possible. A special thanks goes out to the Takasugi Family Foundation as a special project of the Idaho FFA Foundation for financially supporting this endeavor. During MidWinter that Friday and Saturday the Idaho FFA Officer Team continued the momentum and hosted the first ever “Rise Above” conference where students from all over the state participated in elite workshops, the first ever statewide service project, and building a student network.
            Fast forward a few weeks to Cenarrusa Day on the Hill and 212/360 in Boise where students from almost every chapter came together once again to celebrate Idaho FFA, leadership, and each other. We set record numbers back in January for conference attendance (700 students!). Students kept up the momentum built during Experience State Week and grew it even further at 212/360. As FFA week quickly approaches the state officer team is excited to attend chapter celebrations around the state and continue to increase student passion for FFA. At the rate we are going, I am excited to feel the energy in the room when the curtain opens on April 8th and the 84th Idaho FFA State Leadership Conference is kicked off!

Rise Above!

Ellie Hicks
Idaho State FFA Recorder ​ 


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