2018-2019 Idaho State FFA Officer Team
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.