Learn More About the State Officers

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“Throughout my time in FFA, the leaders of the organization truly made an impact on me and helped me get the best benefit out of my experiences as possible. Without them, I would not have put myself in situations to grow and develop. I ran for state office because I want to be an influential leader in this organization to help other members grow and develop themselves. I am very excited to meet with members and encourage them to see their personal potential!”

– Karlie Albright

Karlie Albright

2022-2023 State President

HOMETOWN: Delia, Kansas 

PARENTS: Scott and Barb Albright

CHAPTER: Royal Valley FFA 

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SAE): Vegetable Production & Diversified Agriculture Production

COLLEGE & YEAR: Kansas State University, Freshman 

MAJOR(S): Agricultural Education

HIGH SCHOOL & OR COLLEGE ACTIVITIES: 

High School: 4-H, Student Council, National Honors Society, Jackson County Youth Coalition, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Helping Your Peers Excel, Student Athlete Leadership Team, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball.

CAREER GOAL: High School Agriculture Education Teacher

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“Growing up I never really had role models, but when I joined FFA, I became surrounded by them. There were so many individuals I found myself looking up to such as advisors, officers on all levels, and even members I met along the way. I want to be a role model to that one student, 10 students, or even 10,000 students never had or just really need in the moment. FFA and the people within it changed my life and I want to use this year of service as a way to give back. I hope to fuel Kansas FFA member’s passion for this organization, motivate and inspire those around me.”

– Kirsten Kyger

Kirsten Kyger

2022-2023 State Vice President

HOMETOWN: Russell, Kansas 

GUARDIAN: Ember Meadows

CHAPTER: Russell FFA 

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SAE): Ag Education and Ag Communications

COLLEGE & YEAR: Ozark Technical Community College (Online), Freshman 

MAJOR(S): General Agriculture

HIGH SCHOOL & OR COLLEGE ACTIVITIES: 

High School: Softball, Cheerleading, National Honors Society, Journalism

CAREER GOAL: High School Agriculture Education Teacher

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“FFA gave me a home in high school and became a large part of my life. I was able to grow as a leader within the FFA from the role models that I was influenced by. It is the people that makes FFA great and I want to be able to give back to the organization and those in it who gave the most to me,” Yoho said. “I want to be able to see members succeed and find their place within the FFA. I want the members to not be afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone and become the best person they can be from within the FFA.”

– Aidan Yoho

Aidan Yoho

2022-2023 State Secretary

HOMETOWN: Yates Center, Kansas 

PARENTS: Quentin and Hollie Yoho

CHAPTER: Yates Center FFA 

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SAE): Beef Production & Forage Production

COLLEGE & YEAR: Kansas State University, Freshman

MAJOR(S): Agricultural Economics

HIGH SCHOOL & OR COLLEGE ACTIVITIES: 

High School: 4-H, Woodson County 4-H Council, Woodson County Fair Board, Student Council, National Honors Society, KAYs, Scholars Bowl

CAREER GOAL: Appraiser or Lobbyist

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“FFA has given me a chance to truly be myself. I remember as a Greenhand I wasn’t super sure of where I fit into FFA, but as the year went on I fell in love with LDE’s,” Kepley said. “Being in FFA really changed me as a person and gave me a sense of belonging. I want to be able to inspire other members to find their sense of belonging.”

– Emma Kepley

Emma Kepley

2022-2023 State Treasurer

HOMETOWN: Galena, Kansas 

PARENTS: Kevin and Stephanie Kepley

CHAPTER: Riverton FFA

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SAE): Beef Production Placement

COLLEGE & YEAR: Kansas State University, Freshman

MAJOR(S): Agricultural Communication & Journalism

HIGH SCHOOL & OR COLLEGE ACTIVITIES: 

High School: Band, Choir, Science Club, Spanish Club. 

CAREER GOAL: Media Relations Manager

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“My freshman year, when I switched schools, I immediately felt at home in the agriculture education classroom. I was an outcast growing up, but I found my place in the agriculture industry, and my calling was to be an advocate for the industry that I love so much,” Newdigger said. “Through my time in FFA, so many people have inspired me, and I hope that I may empower others to believe that they too have a place in this organization, industry, as well as the world..”

– Cali Newdigger

Cali Newdigger

2022-2023 State Reporter

HOMETOWN: Macksville, Kansas

PARENTS: Glenn and Carrie Newdigger

CHAPTER: Skyline FFA

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SAE): Agricultural Education

COLLEGE & YEAR: Kansas State University, Freshman

MAJOR(S): Agricultural Education

HIGH SCHOOL & OR COLLEGE ACTIVITIES: 

High School: 4-H, Band, Dance, Forensics, Kansas Youth Water Advocate Program, Quiz Bowl, United Methodist Church Youth

CAREER GOAL: Commissioner of Education for Kansas

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“My first day of high school, I had no clue where I would fit in. FFA provided me with forever friends; FFA provided me with a family. Both my agricultural teachers were huge supporters of everything I set my mind to. They challenged me to step out of my comfort zone and be the best version of myself,” Anderson said. “I want to encourage students not only to better themselves but embrace all the opportunities FFA provides. I ran for state office to make the influence on the organization that was made on me.”

-Mackenzie Anderson

Mackenzie Anderson

2022-2023 State Sentinel

HOMETOWN: Wichita, Kansas

PARENTS: James and Elizabeth Anderson

CHAPTER: Renwick FFA

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE (SAE): Service Learning

COLLEGE & YEAR: Kansas State University, Freshman

MAJOR(S): Agricultural Education

HIGH SCHOOL & OR COLLEGE ACTIVITIES: 

High School: Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), National Honors Society, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Student Council (STUCCO), District Advisory Board, Peer Tutoring, Youth Group

CAREER GOAL: High School Agriculture Education Teacher