The state officer team consists of the six state FFA officers: state president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, and sentinel. To find out more about this year's officers visit their section of this website.
The purpose of the state officer program is to provide effective leadership for the Kansas FFA Association. This can best be met by being a motivational program to the membership through the instruction and development of the state officer team. Additionally, this program provides a public relations source for agricultural education and the FFA. Also, the program shares a positive image for teachers and a connection for business and industry.
The state officer team is elected at the Kansas FFA Convention in late May/early June. They begin their year of service training with state officers of Kansas' Career and Technical Student Organizations. During BLAST-Off! training, the team discovers their members' strengths and weaknesses, special talents, and ambitions. Furthermore, they learn about their duties and responsibilities while planning and setting goals for the coming year. Next, the six officers receive additional instruction at the National Leadership Seminar for State Officers (NLCSO) from the National FFA Officer team. They work with officers from South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. Additionally, the state president and vice president spend a week in Washington D.C. at the State Presidents Conference.
After the intensive series of training conferences, the six officers spend the remaining portion of their summer planning and facilitating the State Conference for Chapter Leaders (SCCL). They are invited to assist with chapter retreats. Also, they plan and facilitate the District Officers' Conference (DOC). As the fall semester swings into action, the state officers conduct chapter visits and workshops, present at Greenhand Conferences, and assist with the joint livestock shows at the Kansas State Fair and the Kansas Junior Livestock Show. The team members actively serve as delegates at the National FFA Convention.
At the start of the spring semester, state officers have the opportunity to experience global agriculture by spending two weeks with the International Leadership Seminar for State Officers (ILSSO). The officers conduct FFA Week activities with chapters across the state and officers begin attending banquets and delivering inspirational messages to Kansas FFA members. As convention nears, the officers create scripts, finalize committee work, practice ceremonies, and develop retiring addresses delivered to convention participants. The Kansas FFA Convention brings a close to the state officers' year of service and introduces a new team who will lead our state to continued success.
For information about running for State Office, please visit the State Officer Candidate Page