Wednesday, July 7, 2021

2021-2022 Officer Intros

After one final tap of a gavel, seven individuals’ lives changed within a blink of an eye. Each one taking the giant step towards a year of service. Now, it’s your chance to meet them. 

From Madisen Carns,

Hello, Indiana FFA! I am thrilled to be serving the organization this year as your 2021-2022 State Sentinel. I hail from the Mt.Vernon @ Fortville chapter located near Greenfield, Indiana but was an out-of-district student. I do not have the agricultural background of some of my teammates and was raised in a more quiet suburban setting. However, I can proudly say that ever since my sophomore year of high school; I have been highly involved in this wonderful organization. My passion for personal growth and agriculture has only increased through these past couple of years. Also, I cannot lie I am a huge fan of Meats Judging as well. I look forward to meeting all of you and seeing the great things we can accomplish together! Indiana FFA, let's get started on a fantastic year!

From Jeremiah Geise,

Heyo Indiana FFA! I am excited to be serving as the 2021-2022 State Reporter! I hail from the Rushville FFA Chapter in District IX, where I competed in a variety of CDEs and LDEs including; Livestock Skill-a-thon, Soils Judging, Parliamentary Procedure, Agricultural Sales, and Employment Skills. I am very fortunate to have a deep connection to the agricultural industry through my family farm where we raise sheep, goats, pigs, chickens, and rabbits, in addition to our apiary. I am excited to travel across the state and learn more about the members of Indiana FFA.

From Jordyn Wickard,

Hey hey, Indiana FFA! I am Jordyn Wickard, and I'm ecstatic to serve Indiana FFA this year as the State Treasurer! I hail from the Eastern Hancock FFA Chapter located in District 8 (get ready, because D8 brings the party). I am from the town of Greenfield, Indiana. I am a lover of all things turquoise, pink drinks, the color yellow, and ANYTHING cows. I grew up on my family farm, where we raise and show registered Angus cattle, and started a Boer goat herd in 2015. My happy place is the barn, and you could often find me there anyday working and washing my livestock. I LOVE people and am often described as a social butterfly. I am beyond excited to build connections with FFA members across this amazing state this year and help members feel valued, loved, and heard. Get excited, Indiana FFA!

From Abby Stuckwisch,

Coming from the small town of Brownstown in District XI, I am ecstatic to be leading Indiana FFA in such a large way! This year I will be serving as the 2021-2022 Indiana FFA State Southern Region Vice President, and when I say I couldn’t be more thrilled, I SERIOUSLY couldn’t be more thrilled. Growing up I definitely had my fair share of exposure to the agriculture world as I helped out my dad on the farm herding pigs, riding in tractors, and stacking firewood. Throughout my time in FFA you could find me attending conferences, participating in crops and soils judging, laughing with my team during parliamentary procedure practices, and spending long hours in the ag room preparing for leadership development events.  My true passion emerged as I participated in the Agriculture Education CDE and began my own Agriculture Education SAE; it is truly this experience that has encouraged me to continue advocating for agriculture and teaching others. As I look forward to this year, I can’t wait to meet, serve, and learn from each and every one of you. Indiana FFA, let’s  get ready for a truly sensational year!

From Tyler Kilmer,

Hello Indiana FFA! I am extremely excited to be serving as the 2021-2022 Indiana FFA Northern Region Vice President. I hail from the Tri-County FFA chapter in Wolcott all the way up in District 1. For as long as I can remember I have been involved in agriculture. From memories of sitting on my grandpa’s lap in the tractor to working 4-H animals in the summer. When the opportunity to join FFA arrived I jumped at the chance to be a part of this organization. FFA has provided me with numerous opportunities to serve my community and to advance my knowledge and skills. Throughout high school, I had a very diverse FFA experience. I made it a goal to try as many Career and Leadership development events as possible. This led me to be active on the parliamentary procedures team, soils team, public speaking, and everything else in-between. I also had the wonderful opportunity to attend and later council at both FIRE and SOAR. It is because of these opportunities that I decided to run for state office so that I can continue to impact members both young and old. Indiana FFA I can not wait to get to know you and make more memories with you.

From Nicholas Neuman,

Hello FFA! I am beyond grateful to serve this next year as the 2021-22 Indiana FFA State Secretary! I am proud to call the Rushville FFA Chapter in District IX (#Cloud9) my home chapter. Being a second generation FFA member and lifelong agriculturalist, the blue corduroy has always been present in my life. While I grew up on a traditional cattle and swine operation, I consider the dairy industry my true passion. From livestock skill-a-thon to parliamentary procedure to public speaking to dairy judging, I’ve tried just about everything that FFA has to offer. If I wasn’t in the Ag Building practicing CDEs, you could most likely find me playing soccer with friends. I’m an avid baker, Walmart t-shirt buyer, and Criminal Minds watcher. I’m ecstatic to embrace the uncertainty of this year and make lasting, meaningful connections. Indiana FFA, I am so excited to grow alongside the amazing individuals in this organization!

From Kourtney Otte, 

Hi, Indiana FFA! I am beyond honored to be able to serve you all as the 2021-2022 State President. My roots are dug deep in Seymour, Indiana located in District XI (I also proudly call Seymour FFA home.) My passion for the agriculture industry started on my grandparents farm, but quickly grew like a wildfire through FFA. Originally I planned on following in my mother’s footsteps with livestocking judging and parliamentary procedure, but that quickly changed when my advisor pulled me in for creed speaking… I haven’t looked back since. Over the past 5 years I’ve competed in countless CDE’s and LDE’s to the point that I can’t remember most of them. But, anytime I couldn’t be found in the ag room, you could always find me curled up with a new book (please send me book recommendations)  or with bits of charcoal under my fingernails.

As we all enter the next chapter in our lives, the team and I could not be any more excited to experience this year with you all and create memories that last a lifetime. Indiana FFA, as always, keep being awesome. 

With love, 

2021-2022 Officer Team

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