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Future Farmers of America Elects First Black Female President


Cal State Chico student Breanna Holbert will lead the National FFA Organization

The Future Farmers of America elected new officials at the organization's national convention in Indianapolis on October 28th, including Breanna Holbert, who will serve as the first African-American female president in the National FFA Organization’s 90-year history. The California State University-Chico agriculture major served as secretary of the California FFA two years prior.

“It was totally unexpected, but I feel like this journey feels right,” Holbert told the CSU Chico press office. “I know my teammates and I have personalities, strengths and actions that will make a positive difference in the lives of thousands just by being who we are.”

Holbert thanked her “family, friends, advisors, and mentors” in a heartfelt Instagram post on October 29 that pictured her alongside her fellow newly elected FFA officers.

The National FFA Organization is an intracurricular student organization for those interested in agriculture and leadership. The organization was founded in 1928 as Future Farmers of America, but the name was updated in 1988 to be more inclusive of other career paths in agriculture, such as chemistry, biology, veterinary medicine, engineering, and entrepreneurship.

Fred McClure, the first African-American to serve as a national FFA officer, was elected in 1974. Corey Flournoy became the first black president of the national organization in 1994. Jan Eberly became the organization's first female president in 1982.

Holbert hopes to support and inspire her fellow future farmers over the next year as the face of the youth agriculture in America. You can support some of the current farmers of America by paying them a visit at one of America’s 101 best farmers markets.


First black woman elected to lead National Future Farmers organization

The National FFA named Breanna Holbert the organization's first African-American woman president this week.

Delegates attending the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week elected Holbert, an agricultural education major at California State University in Chico.

The National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America, was founded in 1928 and aims to develop and foster relationships with companies across various industries in order to fund and run agriculture organizations, student development and educational projects. Former President Carter was a member of the organization.

Holbert on Sunday called her new year-long role an "experience of a lifetime."

"This jacket, this experience of a lifetime, means nothing without the family, friends, advisors, and mentors who have guided me and loved me without question. You are why I am here. I am so blessed," Holbert wrote in an Instagram post.

National officers have the opportunity to travel and connect with over 100,000 educators, teachers, government officials, group sponsors and other relevant contacts throughout their one-year term, the organization said in a statement.

Texas's Fred McClure became the first African-American national FFA officer in 1974, and Chicago's Corey Flournoy became the first African-American national FFA president in 1994.


First black woman elected to lead National Future Farmers organization

The National FFA named Breanna Holbert the organization's first African-American woman president this week.

Delegates attending the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week elected Holbert, an agricultural education major at California State University in Chico.

The National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America, was founded in 1928 and aims to develop and foster relationships with companies across various industries in order to fund and run agriculture organizations, student development and educational projects. Former President Carter was a member of the organization.

Holbert on Sunday called her new year-long role an "experience of a lifetime."

"This jacket, this experience of a lifetime, means nothing without the family, friends, advisors, and mentors who have guided me and loved me without question. You are why I am here. I am so blessed," Holbert wrote in an Instagram post.

National officers have the opportunity to travel and connect with over 100,000 educators, teachers, government officials, group sponsors and other relevant contacts throughout their one-year term, the organization said in a statement.

Texas's Fred McClure became the first African-American national FFA officer in 1974, and Chicago's Corey Flournoy became the first African-American national FFA president in 1994.


First black woman elected to lead National Future Farmers organization

The National FFA named Breanna Holbert the organization's first African-American woman president this week.

Delegates attending the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week elected Holbert, an agricultural education major at California State University in Chico.

The National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America, was founded in 1928 and aims to develop and foster relationships with companies across various industries in order to fund and run agriculture organizations, student development and educational projects. Former President Carter was a member of the organization.

Holbert on Sunday called her new year-long role an "experience of a lifetime."

"This jacket, this experience of a lifetime, means nothing without the family, friends, advisors, and mentors who have guided me and loved me without question. You are why I am here. I am so blessed," Holbert wrote in an Instagram post.

National officers have the opportunity to travel and connect with over 100,000 educators, teachers, government officials, group sponsors and other relevant contacts throughout their one-year term, the organization said in a statement.

Texas's Fred McClure became the first African-American national FFA officer in 1974, and Chicago's Corey Flournoy became the first African-American national FFA president in 1994.


First black woman elected to lead National Future Farmers organization

The National FFA named Breanna Holbert the organization's first African-American woman president this week.

Delegates attending the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week elected Holbert, an agricultural education major at California State University in Chico.

The National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America, was founded in 1928 and aims to develop and foster relationships with companies across various industries in order to fund and run agriculture organizations, student development and educational projects. Former President Carter was a member of the organization.

Holbert on Sunday called her new year-long role an "experience of a lifetime."

"This jacket, this experience of a lifetime, means nothing without the family, friends, advisors, and mentors who have guided me and loved me without question. You are why I am here. I am so blessed," Holbert wrote in an Instagram post.

National officers have the opportunity to travel and connect with over 100,000 educators, teachers, government officials, group sponsors and other relevant contacts throughout their one-year term, the organization said in a statement.

Texas's Fred McClure became the first African-American national FFA officer in 1974, and Chicago's Corey Flournoy became the first African-American national FFA president in 1994.


First black woman elected to lead National Future Farmers organization

The National FFA named Breanna Holbert the organization's first African-American woman president this week.

Delegates attending the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week elected Holbert, an agricultural education major at California State University in Chico.

The National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America, was founded in 1928 and aims to develop and foster relationships with companies across various industries in order to fund and run agriculture organizations, student development and educational projects. Former President Carter was a member of the organization.

Holbert on Sunday called her new year-long role an "experience of a lifetime."

"This jacket, this experience of a lifetime, means nothing without the family, friends, advisors, and mentors who have guided me and loved me without question. You are why I am here. I am so blessed," Holbert wrote in an Instagram post.

National officers have the opportunity to travel and connect with over 100,000 educators, teachers, government officials, group sponsors and other relevant contacts throughout their one-year term, the organization said in a statement.

Texas's Fred McClure became the first African-American national FFA officer in 1974, and Chicago's Corey Flournoy became the first African-American national FFA president in 1994.


First black woman elected to lead National Future Farmers organization

The National FFA named Breanna Holbert the organization's first African-American woman president this week.

Delegates attending the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week elected Holbert, an agricultural education major at California State University in Chico.

The National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America, was founded in 1928 and aims to develop and foster relationships with companies across various industries in order to fund and run agriculture organizations, student development and educational projects. Former President Carter was a member of the organization.

Holbert on Sunday called her new year-long role an "experience of a lifetime."

"This jacket, this experience of a lifetime, means nothing without the family, friends, advisors, and mentors who have guided me and loved me without question. You are why I am here. I am so blessed," Holbert wrote in an Instagram post.

National officers have the opportunity to travel and connect with over 100,000 educators, teachers, government officials, group sponsors and other relevant contacts throughout their one-year term, the organization said in a statement.

Texas's Fred McClure became the first African-American national FFA officer in 1974, and Chicago's Corey Flournoy became the first African-American national FFA president in 1994.


First black woman elected to lead National Future Farmers organization

The National FFA named Breanna Holbert the organization's first African-American woman president this week.

Delegates attending the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week elected Holbert, an agricultural education major at California State University in Chico.

The National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America, was founded in 1928 and aims to develop and foster relationships with companies across various industries in order to fund and run agriculture organizations, student development and educational projects. Former President Carter was a member of the organization.

Holbert on Sunday called her new year-long role an "experience of a lifetime."

"This jacket, this experience of a lifetime, means nothing without the family, friends, advisors, and mentors who have guided me and loved me without question. You are why I am here. I am so blessed," Holbert wrote in an Instagram post.

National officers have the opportunity to travel and connect with over 100,000 educators, teachers, government officials, group sponsors and other relevant contacts throughout their one-year term, the organization said in a statement.

Texas's Fred McClure became the first African-American national FFA officer in 1974, and Chicago's Corey Flournoy became the first African-American national FFA president in 1994.


First black woman elected to lead National Future Farmers organization

The National FFA named Breanna Holbert the organization's first African-American woman president this week.

Delegates attending the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week elected Holbert, an agricultural education major at California State University in Chico.

The National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America, was founded in 1928 and aims to develop and foster relationships with companies across various industries in order to fund and run agriculture organizations, student development and educational projects. Former President Carter was a member of the organization.

Holbert on Sunday called her new year-long role an "experience of a lifetime."

"This jacket, this experience of a lifetime, means nothing without the family, friends, advisors, and mentors who have guided me and loved me without question. You are why I am here. I am so blessed," Holbert wrote in an Instagram post.

National officers have the opportunity to travel and connect with over 100,000 educators, teachers, government officials, group sponsors and other relevant contacts throughout their one-year term, the organization said in a statement.

Texas's Fred McClure became the first African-American national FFA officer in 1974, and Chicago's Corey Flournoy became the first African-American national FFA president in 1994.


First black woman elected to lead National Future Farmers organization

The National FFA named Breanna Holbert the organization's first African-American woman president this week.

Delegates attending the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week elected Holbert, an agricultural education major at California State University in Chico.

The National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America, was founded in 1928 and aims to develop and foster relationships with companies across various industries in order to fund and run agriculture organizations, student development and educational projects. Former President Carter was a member of the organization.

Holbert on Sunday called her new year-long role an "experience of a lifetime."

"This jacket, this experience of a lifetime, means nothing without the family, friends, advisors, and mentors who have guided me and loved me without question. You are why I am here. I am so blessed," Holbert wrote in an Instagram post.

National officers have the opportunity to travel and connect with over 100,000 educators, teachers, government officials, group sponsors and other relevant contacts throughout their one-year term, the organization said in a statement.

Texas's Fred McClure became the first African-American national FFA officer in 1974, and Chicago's Corey Flournoy became the first African-American national FFA president in 1994.


First black woman elected to lead National Future Farmers organization

The National FFA named Breanna Holbert the organization's first African-American woman president this week.

Delegates attending the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis last week elected Holbert, an agricultural education major at California State University in Chico.

The National FFA Organization, formerly the Future Farmers of America, was founded in 1928 and aims to develop and foster relationships with companies across various industries in order to fund and run agriculture organizations, student development and educational projects. Former President Carter was a member of the organization.

Holbert on Sunday called her new year-long role an "experience of a lifetime."

"This jacket, this experience of a lifetime, means nothing without the family, friends, advisors, and mentors who have guided me and loved me without question. You are why I am here. I am so blessed," Holbert wrote in an Instagram post.

National officers have the opportunity to travel and connect with over 100,000 educators, teachers, government officials, group sponsors and other relevant contacts throughout their one-year term, the organization said in a statement.

Texas's Fred McClure became the first African-American national FFA officer in 1974, and Chicago's Corey Flournoy became the first African-American national FFA president in 1994.


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