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Nov. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Students from
West Virginia and
Oregon have been elected by delegates from throughout the U.S. to serve on the 2013-14 National FFA Officer team.
Brian Walsh of
Virginia, an agribusiness major at
Virginia Tech, was elected president.
Mitch Baker of
Tennessee, an agricultural communications major at
University of Tennessee, will serve as secretary (
Steven Brockshus of
Iowa, an agricultural education and global resource systems major at
Iowa State University, was elected Central Region vice president and
Jackson Harris of
Alabama, a community development major at the
University of Alabama, will serve as Southern Region vice president.
Wes Davis of
West Virginia, an agribusiness management and rural development major at
West Virginia University, was elected Eastern Region vice president and
Jason Wetzler of
Oregon, an agricultural leadership major at
Oklahoma State University, will serve as Western Region vice president.
Each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo, six students are elected by delegates to represent the organization as National FFA officers. Delegates elect a president, secretary and vice presidents representing the central, southern, eastern and western regions of the country.
National officers commit to a year of service to the National FFA Organization. Each 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 seminars for FFA members throughout the country and help set policies that will guide the future of FFA and promote agricultural literacy.