JD and Casey's son Jarrett was recently elected by a delegation of his peers to serve as a state officer for the Indiana FFA, an agricultural education youth organization. The Indiana FFA is associated with the Indiana Department of Education and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture and its mission is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. Because of this commitment to the over 12,000 members of the Indiana FFA, he will be delaying his college education for one year
Jarrett and six other individuals will serve as full-time student ambassadors for the Indiana FFA, residing at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center, in Trafalgar, IN. They will travel over 30,000 miles across the state during their year of service speaking to local FFA chapters, developing partnerships with Indiana agribusinesses, meeting with government leaders and attending various events promoting the FFA, agricultural education and the agriculture industry. They will also be responsible for developing, planning and presenting nine leadership conferences and workshops to over 2,500 FFA members. The newly elected officers will also spend time designing and constructing the Indiana FFA State Fair Exhibit. Over 300,000
people come through the one-acre exhibit on an annual basis.
The year will be an educational experience that will allow Jarrett to experience tremendous personal growth while developing leadership, communication, team development and organizational skills.
All of us here at Nidlinger Farms are very proud of Jarrett and excited to see what adventures he encounters throughout his year of service. Follow along on his journeys with us on Twitter Facebook or by following @IndianaFFA.