Purdue Sophomore Hopes to Earn Spot on National FFA Officer Team
The National FFA convention begins in Indianapolis Wednesday, October 24th.
More than thousands of members from across the country will be there to learn about careers in the agriculture industry, compete for scholarships, and determine the future of the organization. One of those is Purdue sophomore Micah Matlock, who is Indiana’s National FFA candidate. He’s been preparing since July to earn one of three spots on the six-member leadership team.
The last time a Hoosier served on the National FFA officer team was 2008. The Henry County native admits he was dragged to his first FFA event in 8th grade, but was immediately hooked on the organization. Matlock says serving as a national officer would mean sitting out one-year of college, because it is a full-time position.
The FFA officers will be announced next Saturday, October 27.