The 2023-2024 New Jersey Future Farmers of America (FFA) officer team elected as part of the 94th Annual State FFA Convention is leading an all-time high state membership of more than 3,150 members and 37 chapters as the new school year starts. The officers will represent New Jersey FFA at several state and national functions throughout the year.
The new officers and their respective chapters include State President Chase Sherburne (Salem Tech), Vice President Maisie Shimko (Union County), and State Secretary Julia Moreno (Cumberland Regional).
“As our membership numbers continue to rise, these dedicated leaders are prepared to embrace the many responsibilities that come with being a State FFA Officer,” said New Jersey State FFA Advisor and Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Program Leader Erin Noble. “They understand the importance of maintaining relationships with all of our chapters and are planning to visit each of them. We believe this will be another outstanding year for our officers and members as we embark on what we expect to be an extraordinary journey during the 2023-24 school year.”
FFA is a component of a food, agriculture and natural resources program of instruction that prepares students to pursue fulfilling careers in the business, science, education, and technology of agriculture. There are nearly 950,000 members across the nation.
Some of the state officer duties include assisting chapters in the execution of their program of activities; encouraging FFA members to participate in food, agriculture and natural resources education and FFA programs; maintaining positive relations with members, the agribusiness sector, the public and others interested in agricultural education; traveling to FFA chapters around the state 2-3 times per month; assisting at career development events, including fall, spring, and summer; and representing the New Jersey FFA Association at events of other state agricultural organizations.
For more information about New Jersey Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education and the state FFA program visit jerseyageducation.nj.gov.
For information about the national FFA program visit ffa.org/home.