Two College of Agricultural Sciences undergraduates are taking on leadership roles in Colorado FFA — they have just been elected state officers. Sophomores Rachel Latta and Megan Thormodsgard were among 10 students named State FFA Officers at the June 4 State FFA Convention held in Pueblo.
Latta, majoring in horticulture and agricultural literacy, has been named treasurer, and Thormodsgard, majoring in animal science and agricultural education, has been named reporter.
Representing Colorado agricultural education
Latta and Thormodsgard will take the next year off of school and will travel across the state representing Colorado agricultural education as well as the agricultural industry. They will also represent Colorado at the 88th National FFA Convention in October in Louisville, Ky., and have the opportunity to study agriculture abroad as a team.
“State officer selections are extremely competitive,” said Don Thorn, executive director of the Colorado FFA Foundation. “Rachel and Megan are great leaders that will represent the FFA and CSU very well during their year of service.”
FFA is an integral part of the Agricultural Education Division within the Colorado Community College System. The Colorado FFA Association currently has more than 6,000 members. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. For more information about Colorado FFA, visit www.ffa.cccs.edu