2018-2019 Idaho State FFA Officer Team

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Saydee Longhurst, President

Chapter: Shelley FFA 

Supervised Agricultural Experience: Owns and operates her own small hay bale business called Cleo's Cuttings.

College/Career Plans: Attending Utah State University to pursue a degree in Agribusiness. Afterwards, she hopes to return to her father's first generation family alfalfa and wheat farm to work alongside him and eventually take over the family business. 

 
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Harrison Jansen van Beek, Vice President

Chapter: Middleton FFA 

Supervised Agricultural Experience: Raising market and breeding beef and a placement job at Chick-Fil-A. 

College/Career Plans: Attending the University of Idaho to double major in Agribusiness and Agricultural Education. He wants to enter into the financial industry to protect local ranchers and/or lobby for agricultural interests. 

 
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Allyson King, Secretary

Chapter: Filer FFA

Supervised Agricultural Experience: Raising and showing dairy cows through the Magic Valley Dairy Heifer Program. She has been showing dairy cows at the county fair for nine years. 

College/Career Plans: Attending the College of Southern Idaho majoring in Agribusiness with the hopes to manage her own agricultural business. 

 
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Melanie Searle, Treasurer

Chapter: Burley FFA

Supervised Agricultural Experience: Raising two acres of sugar beets on a contract from The Amalgamated Sugar Company and two acres of potatoes on a contract from McCains. She also owns and operates a herd of 20 goats. 

College/Career Plans: Attending the College of Southern Idaho. Following her year of service, she plans to continue her education at Brigham Young University-Idaho and pursue a degree in secondary education to be a high school teacher. 

 

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Savannah Stroebel, Reporter

Chapter: Kuna FFA

Supervised Agricultural Experience: Raising market steers for the local fairs. 

College/Career Plans: Attending the University of Idaho to major in Agricultural Education in hopes of returning to the classroom as a high school agriculture teacher. 

 
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Caleb Johnston, Sentinel

Chapter: New Plymouth FFA

Supervised Agricultural Experience: Raising and breeding club lambs sold across the nation. 

College/Career Plans: Attends Boise State University majoring in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry. He hopes to work on new biotechnology for tomorrow's agricultural needs.