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State Officer Opportunities


  1. To provide leadership opportunities for State Presidents of the Eastern Region of the FFA
  2. To provide opportunities for State Presidents to “learn by doing” those activities necessary for successful operation of The Big E FFA Program.


  1. To be eligible for this program the applicant must be a current FFA State President from the Eastern FFA Region.
  2. Interns are selected based upon their applications, which are due August 1.
  3. Interns arrive at The Big E on Wednesday, September 13 before the fair starts and leave on Sunday, September 17.
  4. The Big E will pay airfare or ground transport and incidental expenses from the interns’ home to The Big E and Return. (You will fly into Bradley International Airport in Hartford, Conn.).
  5. The Big E will pay room and reimburse board and meal expenses while at The Big E.
  6. Selected interns will be expected to commit and participate only in the internship program (no other CDE’S) during FFA days at The Big E.


A brief synopsis of the activities include, but are not limited to, attend a short briefing session upon arrival, serve as public relations specialist for the FFA to news media, attend the Superintendent’s Dinner; assist with the public speaking career development events; prepare the career development event superintendents notebooks; attend the coaches meeting; visit the career development events in progress; prepare the biographical information on the four Stars for the Star Ceremony, attach US and State flags to flagstaffs, process winners and decide on the awards procedures, attend a short debriefing on Sunday morning. Interns will arrive no later than 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday before The Big E opens. They should bring work clothes to wear on Thursday. Interns will be housed at the Sheraton Springfield with transportation provided.

Leadership Opportunities

There is a need for a large number of State FFA Officers to assume youth leadership roles at the Eastern Region’s Big E activities on September 15 and 16, 2023. State FFA Officer willing to serve in a leadership role at THE BIG E on September 15 and 16, 2023 are asked to complete this form and return it to THE BIG E FFA Coordinator by August 1, 2023, for best assignment selection. You may sign up for as many activities as you wish. There is a great need for assistance on Friday. You will be notified of your assignment prior to THE BIG E. Remember: If you are a State FFA President, you may apply for the FFA BIG E Internship (see separate application on web page).
Email to Mr. Milton S. Natusch, BIG E FFA Coordinator at

Approximate number of officers needed for the two days of FFA Days at The Big E:

Friday afternoon – 36 officers
Friday evening – 12 officers
Saturday morning – 30 officers
Saturday afternoon – 17 flag bearers – Stars program and parade
(these should be officers who are not scheduled for a leadership role in the Awards Banquet.

Intern Program

Online Entry Application

Leadership Opportunities

Contact State Advisor directly for a list of officers. For more information please contact Milton Natusch at

2023 Waiver Form
General Rules and Regulations.pdf
2023 FFA Travel Stipend Form - Deadline August 15, 2023
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