Meet Your 2013-14 National FFA Officers

Get to know the 2013-14 National FFA Officers:

Brian Walsh National FFA Officer
Brian Walsh – National FFA President: 
Hailing from Virginia, Brian raised sheep and swine for his SAE and plans to become an agriculture teacher.

 

 

 

 

Mitch Baker National FFA Officer
Mitch Baker – National FFA Secretary: 
Mitch owns a lawn care business in Tennessee with his siblings. His career goal is to work in hunger relief.

 

 

 

 

Wes David National FFA OfficerWes Davis – National FFA Eastern Region Vice President: 
This West Virginian bought his first chicken at age 11, and now he plans to become an agriculture teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

Steven Brockshus National FFA Steven Brockshus – National FFA Central Region Vice President: 
Steven worked on a dairy farm in Iowa for his SAE, and his career goal is to be an agriculture missionary.

 

 

 

 

 

Jackson Harris National FFA OfficerJackson Harris – National FFA Southern Region Vice President: 
This Alabamian loves restoring antique tractors. His career plan is to work in community development.

 

 

 

 

 

Jason Wetzler National Officer
Jason Wetzler – National FFA Western Region Vice President: 
Hailing from Oregon, Jason raised swine for his SAE, and now studies agricultural leadership in college.

 

 

 

 

 

We get to know even more about the new officers with a fun Q&A.

Team Travels

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.