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About Kansas FFA

The Kansas FFA Association is experiencing exciting growth, a surge of new opportunities for its members, and increasing support from the community and former members. Kansas FFA was chartered by the National FFA Organization in 1928. Since 1928, our membership has grown to approximately 9,830 members in more than 220 chapters across the state. There are FFA chapters in 225 high school agriculture education departments, in 216 unified school districts. Kansas FFA members can be found in 103 of the 105 counties across Kansas, including both rural and urban areas. Our membership strives to create a sense of inclusivity while celebrating our unique backgrounds, stories, and experiences within the agriculture industry.


The association is led by a state officer team dedicated to forming the next generation into future agriculturists. The team is filled with six students who are freshman and sophomores in college serving as president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, reporter, and sentinel. In addition, adult guidance and leadership is provided by the state advisor and executive secretary. The Kansas FFA Association is run by the voices of its members. Therefore, chapter members from across the state serve as delegates at state convention, elect the state officers, and conduct official business of the association. 


The official duties of the Kansas FFA Association could not be accomplished without the amazing support we receive from local communities, agribusinesses, alumni, foundation, members and individuals who know the importance of agriculture education. Our annual State FFA Convention continues to evolve into one of the premier state conventions in the nation highlighted by our action-packed general sessions and our ever-growing career show. This opportunity continues to provide our members with leadership experiences, meaningful connections and endless memories that help make this organization so impactful. 


One of the most important aspects of Kansas FFA is its dedication to creating a new generation of agriculturists through the experiences students have in agriculture education classes. Agriculture is the wave of the future and will continue to be an essential aspect of our lives, infrastructure and supply chain. Today’s agriculture education students will be the leaders and innovators of tomorrow’s agriculture industry. Each one of our members’ roles will be different; however, they can all take part in advocating for the agriculture industry they know and love. The need for agriculture advocates will always be prevalent. Therefore, Kansas FFA is proud to be at the forefront of preparing students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success in agriculture and many other industries.

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Mission

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FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

Vision

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FFA provides the next generation of leaders who will change the world.

Project 2028

Project 2028 is an ongoing effort to digitize historical documents that relate to the Kansas FFA. This includes preserving publications, photos, and memorabilia related to our organization.

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Meet Kansas Team Ag Ed

Association Board
Ashley Chandler

State President

Neodesha

Cody Loganbill

East Central District Representative

Eudora High School • Eudora

Joey Marten

Northeast District Representative

Onaga High School • Onaga

Weston Schrader

North Central District Representative

Minneapolis • Minneapolis

Kirsten Kyger

Northwest District Representative

Russell High School • Russell

Cali Newdigger

South Central District Representative

Skyline High School • Pratt

Aidan Yoho

Southeast District Representative

Yates Center High School • Yates Center

Alec Walton

Southwest District Representative

Stanton County High School • Johnson City

Matt Baxter

Alumni & Supporter Representative

Morrowville

Tim Zenger

Alumni & Supporter Representative

Washington

KaCee James

KAAE Representative

Jayhawk-Linn High School • Mound City

Bo Downing

KAAE Representative

Riley County High School • Riley

Dr. Gaea Hock

Ag Ed Representative

Kansas State University • Manhattan

Dr. Dan Moser

College of Agriculture Representative

Kansas State University • Manhattan

Guy Shoulders

State Advisor

Kansas Department of Education

Beth Gaines

Foundation Representative

Kansas FFA Foundation • Manhattan

Eric Peterson

State Secretary

Clyde

Mary Kane

Executive Secretary

Manhattan

Foundation Board
Kevin Harris

Chair

Harris Crop Insurance • Abilene

Halley Nett

Vice-Chair

Cargill • Mulvane

Yancy Wright

Treasurer

John Deere • Lenexa

Randall Galle

Executive Committee

Salina

Mike Smith

Executive Committee

Hesston

Jay Armstrong

Muscotah

Chad Bontrager

Yoder Meats • Holton

Glenn Brunkow

Kansas Farm Bureau • Wamego

Michael Burns

LandMark National Bank • Dodge City

Ashley Chandler

FFA President • Neodesha

Kevin Davis

Precision Ag Services • Scott City

Beth Gaines

Executive Director

Manhattan

Kim Harms

Harms Plainview Ranch • Lincolnville

Kelly Hoelting

KAAE • Mission Valley

Loy James

Salina

Mary Kane

FFA Executive Secretary • Manhattan

Dana Ladner

Kansas Department of Agriculture • Manhattan

Lloyd Schneider

Logan

Guy Shoulders

KSDE • Topeka

Jessica Smith

Kansas FFA Alumni & Supporters • Inman

Karl Dawn Stover

KAAE • Ellsworth

Dr. Sharon Thielen

Kansas Corn • Osage City

Dr. Jonathan Ulmer

Kansas State University • St. George

Alumni & Supporters Board
Matt Baxter

Executive Director

Morganville

Tim Zenger

President

Washington

Karen Hansen

Secretary

Belleville

Jessie Smith

Treasurer

Inman

Beth Gaines

Foundation Representative

Manhattan

Mary Kane

FFA Representative

Manhattan

Todd Harman

South Central District Representative

Inman

Jackie Chandler

Southeast District Representative

Neodesha

Merle Hadechek

North Central District Representative

Cuba

Ashley Beying

East Central District Representative

Melvern

Dean Khlar

Northeast District Representative

Holton

Lucas Goddard

Northwest District Representative

Horton

Position Available

Southwest District Representative

Position Available

Representative At-Large