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In an effort to identify officer candidates that possess these traits a three part process has been established. This process includes an exam, interview and popular vote.

The exam covers information also included in the Senior FFA Quiz and a writing sample. Study materials for the exam are posted on this web site under Participate>LDEs. To assist candidates as they prepare for the writing sample, writing prompts are posted below as examples.

The interview component includes an application and an interview. The application is very detailed and should be fully completed in advance of the selection process. This will give candidates an opportunity to review their responses and develop their thoughts fully. In preparing for the interview, officer candidates should reflect on their past experiences in the FFA and in other leadership roles.

Candidates for state office must also prepare a speech to be delivered to the voting delegates during the convention. After delivering their speech, candidates will be asked a thought question to be answered extemporaneously. Voting delegates will cast their vote for state officer based upon the candidate's performance on stage, FFA involvement and behavior.

All components of the process will be combined to determine the area's state officer and ultimately the Texas FFA State President and State First Vice President. 

A Texas FFA State Officer Task Force was assembled in 2005 to review the state officer selection process. This task force identified traits and values essential for effective state FFA officers. The Texas FFA Association adopted changes to the constitution in 2005 that have implemented a new method of selecting state officers in an effort to identify and select members that are adaptable, approachable, creative, dedicated, dependable, effective communicators, genuine, honest, integral, knowledgeable, motivated, polished speakers, respectful, passionate, positive, self-reliant, socially skilled and graceful, team players who represent a complete, well balanced agricultural education/FFA experience.

Chapters with State Officer Candidates will be billed for $350, per candidate, in the roster system. This cost includes the $50 filing fee as well as housing, transportation and expenses for the selection process. The state assumes responsibility for any additional expenses once students are elected as the final twelve. Please be aware, that should your student choose to withdraw from the process, they must do so by May 18, 2018, in order for the charge to be removed from the chapter account. After that point, it is nonrefundable as accommodations are already secured at that time. As with all other roster charges incurred during the fiscal year, this charge must be paid by the August 15th deadline.


State Officer Candidate Materials      
NameDate AddedSize
2019 Candidate Workshop Flier 11/22/2018 366 KB
2019 Advocacy Stand & Deliver Hot Topics 11/30/2018 173 KB
2019 Facilitation Hot Topics 11/30/2018 165 KB
2019 Writing Exercise Hot Topics 11/30/2018 162 KB
State Officer Selection Handbook 2/7/2018 2376 KB
2018-19 Ag Issues Briefs 8/15/2018 1190 KB
2018-19 Leadership Guide 8/22/2018 2032 KB

   
 
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  2019 Candidate Workshops
     
This free workshop (you are responsible for your own lunch) is available for anyone interested in the state FFA officer selection process. Workshops will take place from 9:00am until 3:00pm and the attire for the workshops is business casual.

Workshop facilitator: Dr. David Frazier

What will you need? Copy of the state officer handbook, paper to take plenty of notes, and a positive attitude.

When?
February 16, 2019 - James Madison High School (San Antonio, TX)
February 23, 2019 - Snyder High School (Snyder, TX)
March 16, 2019 - Katy High School (Katy, TX)
March 23, 2019 - Canton High School (Canton, TX)
April 20, 2019 - Tarleton State University (Stephenville)

Register on www.judgingcard.com
 
   

     
     
 
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