Shea Booster, an agricultural business management major at Oregon State University, was elected western region vice president at the National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis during the weekend.
Booster, a graduate of Mountain View High School in Bend, was previously the 2016-17 Oregon FFA president.
Each year at the national convention, six students are elected by delegates to represent the organization as national officers. Delegates elect a president, secretary, and vice presidents representing the central, southern, eastern, and western regions of the country, according to a national FFA organization press release.
Luke O’Leary, an agricultural leadership and development major at Texas A&M University, was elected national president.
Layni LeBlanc, an animal science-science and technology major at Louisiana State University, was elected national secretary.
Adrian Schunk, a communications major at Michigan State University, was elected eastern region vice president.
Ridge Hughbanks, an agribusiness major at Oklahoma State University, was elected central region vice president.
Jordan Stowe, an agriscience education major at Auburn University, was elected southern region vice president.
National officers commit to a year of service to the National FFA Organization. Each officer travels more than 100,000 national and international miles to interact with business and industry leaders, thousands of FFA members and teachers, corporate sponsors, government and education officials, state FFA leaders, the general public, and more. The team will lead personal growth and leadership training conferences for FFA members throughout the country and help set policies that will guide the future of FFA and promote agricultural literacy.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 669,989 student members who belong to one of 8,630 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The organization is also supported by 459,514 alumni members in 2,236 alumni chapters throughout the U.S.