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2024-2025 Texas FFA State Officer Candidate Information      

Congratulations on being selected as your area’s candidate for the 2024-2025 state officer team.  Below you will find information that will help you prepare leading up to the convention.  Your point of contact Spring 2024 through Friday of State Convention in July 2024 is Ashlee Laird. Please email her at ashlee@texasffa.org with any questions.

Selection Process:

  • June 7-8, 2024 in Stephenville

  • Details surrounding hotel information and arrival time will be shared via email after candidates are selected.

  • Hotel and meals covered in your State Officer Candidate Fee that is paid by your chapter.

  • Official Dress is required

Candidate Video Exercise Instructions:

  • You can find information regarding the video exercise here.

Area Leadership Camps:

  • As your area’s candidate for state office, you are permitted to attend your area’s leadership camp in June.

  • You are not permitted to attend any other area’s leadership camp.

  • Please refrain from using language that can be construed as campaigning while you are in attendance.

  • Candidates may not "give away" or hand out or use any items/gifts/business cards etc. 

  • This is your opportunity to get to know your area members.

State Leadership Camp:

  • You will need to arrive in Lubbock on May 28th, 2024 between 4:00-5:00 p.m. for dorm check-in. (location details will be provided in the SLC packet from the Area Leadership Coordinator) 

  • SLC fees are covered in your State Officer Candidate Fee that is paid by your chapter. 

  • You are responsible for your travel to and from SLC. You may check with your Area Leadership Coordinator to arrange transportation.

  • A packing list will be provided to you by your Area Leadership Coordinator. 

State Convention Logistics:

  • You will need to arrive in Houston by 5pm on Sunday, July 7, 2024. 

  • Hotel information will be provided closer to the convention.

  • You will be housed with your fellow incoming state officers, 2 to a room.

  • You will be permitted to depart Houston on Friday, July 12, 2024 following the Incoming State Officer reception.

  • Cost is $625 and will be charged to your chapter’s roster account - this will cover registration, hotel, meals, SLC, and materials in Stephenville for the process in June.

State Convention Responsibilities: 

You will be attending or needed at the following events throughout convention week.  All information you will need will be given to you once it is finalized:

  • Sunday: Dinner in Houston with Mrs. Laird to prepare for the week

  • Chapter Planning Time

  • Area Officer Breakfast

  • Business Session

  • Concert

  • Tentative Meet and Greet: During Lonestars Sessions

  • State Officer elections (on stage) during 3rd General Session

  • State Officer Installation (on stage) during 5th General Session

  • Professional Photos

  • ISO Reception (Friday afternoon)

State Candidate Meeting:

  • We will be hosting a State Officer Candidate meeting on Friday, May 24, 2023 at 4:00 PM via zoom - this meeting will be mandatory and will cover information that you will need for the summer and after convention

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/83756112056?pwd=48tKWsNA2t8zztz8eCDQBB0anXx7aM.1

 


     

Application Deadline: TBD By Each Area

The primary responsibility of a state FFA officer is to serve. When you become a state officer, you agree to dedicate one year of your life to service with the Texas FFA Association. Your year of service as a state officer is one of profound growth – you will change in ways you never imagined. This may be the greatest personal benefit of serving as a state officer, along with knowing that you alone make a positive difference in the lives of thousands of FFA members, advisors, partners and others.

If elected to serve the association as a state officer, a great deal will be expected of you. Two officers will be asked to forego a year of school to travel the state of Texas, visiting three schools a day for approximately 115 school days. The remaining ten officers will be expected to balance their state FFA officer responsibilities along with other responsibilities such as college coursework (if applicable). A state officer’s schedule requires traveling many miles and meeting thousands of people. This should be considered when an applicant is scheduling their college coursework if planning to attend school during their year of service. 

Resources
The materials included on this site are intended for use in preparing oneself for one of the many positions available throughout the selection process.

How to Apply
The State Officer Application will be accessed via your student roster account . Applications for 2024 will be open on December 1. 2023.


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2024-2025 State Officer Candidate Fee

$625 per candidate
(fee covers convention registration and lodging for state convention)

Texas FFA is covering the cost of all meals during convention, degree check, and SLC. As well as hotels at degree check.

Fee will be charged to FFA chapter account in the roster system. 

 
   

     
     
 
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