2020-2021 South Dakota state FFA officers elected

South Dakota FFA Association
Farm Forum

To wrap up the 92nd South Dakota State FFA Convention, six members were elected to serve as the 2020-2021 South Dakota state FFA officer team and two members were elected to serve as the 2020-2021 South Dakota state FFA ambassadors.

Candidates vied for the six South Dakota leadership roles and went through extensive interviews. The individuals elected to the South Dakota State FFA officer team will travel across the state throughout the next year presenting speeches, facilitating workshops, hosting camps, holding conferences and conducting business for the South Dakota FFA Association. They will also represent the state of South Dakota at the National FFA Convention.

We didn’t start the year in a traditional way, or as planned; however, this unique experience has prepared our officer team to take on any challenge that we may encounter. We are very excited to be able to represent South Dakota FFA and continue sharing the importance of agricultural education.

The 2020-2021 state FFA officers are:

• President — Samantha Olson, Northwestern Area.

• Vice President — Jackson McFaden, Milbank.

• Secretary — Hunter Eide, Gettysburg.

• Treasurer — Elizabeth DeBoer, Deuel.

• Reporter — Dirby Bawek, Doland.

• Sentinel — Ryder Mortenson, Winner.

State FFA smbassadors assist state officers in hosting events throughout the year and are a crucial part of the South Dakota FFA Association. The 2020-2021 state FFA ambassadors are Caitlynn Barse of Groton and Beth Nagel of Gettysburg.

South Dakota FFA President Samantha Olson, Northwestern Area.
South Dakota FFA Vice President Jackson McFaden, Milbank.
South Dakota FFA Secretary Hunter Eide, Gettysburg.
South Dakota FFA Treasurer Elizabeth DeBoer, Deuel.
South Dakota FFA Reporter Dirby Bawek, Doland.
South Dakota FFA Sentinel Ryder Mortenson, Winner.