Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Discovering: What's Ahead!

For the final time, your 2023-2024 Indiana FFA State Officer Team!

It has been the joy of my life to serve the 14,497 Indiana FFA members alongside my six very best friends. This year, I discovered a community of people that exemplify what it means to live boldly and love unconditionally. I discovered more simple joy and love than I ever would have thought possible. Ultimately, I discovered the selfless service of Indiana FFA, its members, and its advisors as I have been met with more great love, grace, and acceptance than I could ever deserve. This year would not have been the same without the six people that I call my teammates. They truly are the most loyal, loving, and lively bunch of people and I could not have been more blessed to live, work, and serve with them for one of the most special years of my life. Indiana FFA, not only did you climb mountains with me this year, but you moved them for me, and I am immensely grateful to have lived this year with each of you and for each of you.

With an Abundance of Love,

Kelby Roberts

2023-2024 Indiana FFA State President

This year I was able to put 20,000 miles on my car. I am grateful for these miles as they brought me endless laughs, unforgettable memories, immense growth, and kind friendships this year. Each and every one of you have left an indelible impact on my life. From roller skating, visiting the arch, taking part in Ag Olympics, and even getting freezing water dumped on me, I am thankful. At the beginning of the year they told me I would be fortunate enough to leave a positive impact on you all, but I got lucky because you all left a positive impact on me too. It is my hope you all will continue to discover Indiana FFA and let your heart grow!

With a growing heart, 

Maddie Denton

2023-2024 Indiana FFA State Secretary

It’s crazy how time flies when you’re having fun. When someone asked me what State Office is like I told them it's like having a fever dream for a whole year. The numerous opportunities I’ve had this year is unheard of. All of this was possible because of all the Indiana FFA members who have a passion for agriculture and leadership. We need to keep this passion alive and continue to bring more individuals into this organization. Thank you for such a successful year!

Proud to have served,

Conner Keeslar

2023-2024 Northern Region Vice President

One year, a lifetime of memories. Throughout this year I have had countless opportunities to meet so many of our 14,000 Indiana FFA members.  Whether I was touring the Owen Valley greenhouse in the rain, getting soaked by a bucket of water three times at conferences, telling ghost stories with the North Montgomery FFA chapter, or playing laser tag with the South Putnam FFA chapter, I was having a great time. I would like to thank every chapter for welcoming me this year. 

Thank you to every FFA member I've had the honor of interacting with this year. Each one of you has impacted me in a major way. Thank you for everything and always remember to pursue your passions.

Thank you for everything,

Blaine Wagner

2023-2024 State Southern Region Vice President 

This year has been unforgettable. It began with all seven of us rushing excitedly onto the stage, unaware that it would soon become the best year of my life. Whether it was countless ice cream runs, early morning workouts, or even mushroom hunting in pitch-black darkness, the memories created are ones I will never forget. Among my favorite moments were traveling on the road for district kickoffs, chapter visits, and banquets. The support, memories, and encouragement from Staff, my team, and the Indiana FFA members have meant the world to me this past year. Thank you all for an incredible year!

Thankful that I’ve found my people,

Caden Sixberry

2023-2024 State Treasurer

The places, people, and opportunities that I discovered this year will never be forgotten. The countless chapters that invited me into their classrooms with open arms, members at conferences and contests that always greeted me with a bright smile, and the many trips that my six new best friends and I took on, like Washington D.C., Gatlinburg, and St. Louis. I am forever grateful for each and everyone of you that have embraced me with acceptance and love this year. Thank you for the countless reminders to always play the role of me this year. Indiana FFA, never forget, you are the greatest role you will ever play!

Beyond Grateful for Y’all,

Carson Rudd

2023-2024 State Reporter

365 days full of highs and lows, joys, and memories. To this day this year still feels like a fever dream, but to every member that I have had the pleasure of crossing paths with I can’t thank you enough for leaving such a huge impact on me. To every chapter visited and person talked to thank you for welcoming me with open arms and helping me be my true self. I am forever grateful for my 6 teammates. It's been a year full of laughs, tears, and memories. Thank you for living this life with me. I am so grateful for all the late nights, early mornings and wild ideas we have had this year. Teammates for a year, family for life. Indiana FFA, Live in the Moment!

Go Pokes, 

Tanner Weakley

2023-2024 State Sentinel

Indiana FFA, you have forever impacted our lives. It has been a great pleasure to serve our growing membership, all while making memories and having the most fun! We cannot thank you enough for all that you have discovered alongside us this year, and for showing us what it means to lead with a heart for service. We look forward to watching the growth and momentum of the future you will discover!

Discovering What’s Ahead,

2023-2024 Indiana FFA State Officer Team