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What is FFA?

FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agriculture education. For more information, please go to The National FFA Organization.

FFA Day at The Big E

National FFA to participate on FFA Day!

We are pleased to announce that the 2024 FFA Days will be Friday, September 13 and Saturday, September 14. An awards banquet will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Monarch Downtown. Due to the number of FFA Participants, attendance is by ticket admission only and are limited to FFA Participants and one coach. Tickets are available through FFA Superintendents on the day of your CDE event.

Meet Your 2024 FFA National Officer

2024 National FFA Officer Emily Gossett

Emily Gossett

Emily Gossett
Western Region Vice President
New Mexico
Hometown and State
Silver City, N.M.

FFA Stats
Chapter: Silver City
FFA Enterprise: Agricultural Communications
State Office: 2021-22 New Mexico FFA State Secretary
2020-21 New Mexico FFA State Vice President

College Stats
Major: Agricultural Communications
School: New Mexico State University (NMSU)

NMSU Agricultural Economics and Business Club
NMSU College of ACES Ambassador Team
Student Employee at the New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Emily Gossett was thrown into an ag class and soon found a passion for agriculture. “I was able to lean into my individual skills and learn about my unique place in agriculture.”

In high school, she found she was passionate about communicating with others about agriculture. “Through many different avenues — podcasts, local newspapers and local radio shows — I was able to be a voice for an often-misunderstood industry.”

During her time in FFA, her supervised agricultural experience focused on agricultural communications, where she worked with local publications to spread the message of agriculture effectively.

While in FFA, she participated in state finals for Creed speaking, where she learned how to get up, dust herself off and keep going!

This year, Emily wants to love, serve and celebrate every person she encounters. “One of my favorite quotes is, ‘We can’t love people we don’t know,’ I want to love every member,” Emily said.
2024 Schedule of Events 2024 Schedule of Events
Attending Eastern Regionals Attending Eastern Regionals
CDE & LDE Events CDE & LDE Events
Corsage Making Demo Corsage Making Demo
Online Registration Online Registration
FFA Planning Committee FFA Planning Committee
Floral Display Exhibits Floral Display Exhibits
STAR Program STAR Program
State FFA Internship Program State FFA Internship Program

A national treasure trove of fun

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