Two local teens running for Indiana FFA state officer team

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Twenty-one Hoosier FFA members are running for the chance to become part of the next Indiana FFA State Officer team, which consists of a president, secretary, northern region vice president, southern region vice president, treasurer, reporter, and sentinel.

Locally, Nathan Fairchild of South Decatur and Issac Selm of Franklin County are vying for one of those seats.

During the 90th Indiana FFA State Convention, these candidates will participate in a rigorous interview and selection process, in which, the winners will be announced at the final session on Thursday, June 20.

“Each candidate should be proud of what they’ve accomplished in order to get here,” said Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler. “Serving as a state officer is a tremendous honor, and I wish these students well and commend them for taking the initiative.”

Once selected, the newly-elected officers will embark on a year of service, providing direction and overseeing the development of the student-led organization, which has more than 12,500 members statewide.

Along with promoting FFA, agriculture and agricultural education, some of their responsibilities include conducting FFA chapter visits, facilitating leadership conferences, and hosting career and leadership development events, to name a few.

“All 21 of these candidates have contributed so much to their schools and local communities through FFA,” said Indiana FFA Director Rob Hays. “I am proud of each student for volunteering to represent FFA in another capacity. Any of these members would make a wonderful leader for the Indiana FFA Association.”