State Officers Elected at FFA Convention

The 2019-2020 Illinois State Officer Team was elected Thursday, June 13, by delegates at the 91st annual Illinois State FFA Convention. The officers will be installed Thursday afternoon to serve the Illinois Association FFA for the next 12 months.


The newly elected officers are as follows:


President: Gage Miller of Cambridge (Henry County); Cambridge FFA
Vice President: Lane Harvey of Fairfield (Wayne County); Fairfield FFA
Reporter: Brodee McCormick of Athens (Menard County);Athens FFA
Secretary: Collin White of Forest City (Mason County); Midwest Central FFA
Treasurer: Emma Freebairn of Ottawa (LaSalle County); Serena FFA 


18-year-old McCormick says he'd like to continue the proud traditions of leadership development, personal growth, and career success in the FFA. He hopes to use his time and talents to elevate and inspire members across the state.


18-year-old White hopes to boost young members’ spirits and motivate them to be their best and wants to give back to the organization that has helped him grow into a better person without fear and with memories that last a lifetime.


The five officers were elected from a group of 10 candidates selected by a committee in early spring. Each officer puts their collegiate pursuits on hold for one year as they serve the Illinois Association FFA. Officers typically travel more than 20,000 miles visiting FFA chapters around the state, conducting workshops and meetings, representing Illinois FFA in professional settings, and promoting agricultural education. Since 1929, Illinois has elected a State FFA Officer Team.