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The 2008-09 Arizona FFA State Officer Team

From Left to right: Tyler Massey, State FFA Vice President; Melissa Turner, State FFA Vice President; LaChelle Hunt, State FFA Vice President; Chelsea Schlittenhart, State FFA President; Ryan Klenke, State FFA Secretary; Jessica Nielsen, State FFA Vice President; Racheal Redman-Truby, State FFA Vice President; Cole McGuire, State FFA Reporter; Kalee Kohmetscher, State FFA Vice President; Catherine Miller, State FFA Vice President; Paula Raney, State FFA Vice President

 

Chelsea I. Schlittenhart, State FFA President

Home chapter: Casa Grande FFA Chapter

Chelsea served in a variety of leadership capacities during her high school career including as FFA Chapter President, Vice President, and Reporter. Chelsea was named the 2008 Star in Agricultural Production, the 2008 state winner in Extemporaneous Public Speaking, the 2007 state winner in Prepared Public Speaking. She has also been the high placing individual in the Agronomy event for both 2007 and 2008. She was also a part of the 2008 state winning Agronomy team. Chelsea ’s Supervised Agricultural Experience included Sheep production, Beef production, Fiber Crop production, and Small Grain production.

 

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Ryan E. Klenke, State FFA Secretary

Home chapter: Buckeye FFA Chapter

Ryan has participated in a variety of FFA events, including the State FFA Leadership Conference, State FFA Camp, and the was the third high individual in the livestock evaluation career development event. His SAE consists of beef production, swine production, and specialty animal production. His extensive work with cattle won him the Buckeye Chapter Beef Proficiency award.

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Cole O. McGuire, State FFA Reporter

Home chapter: Buckeye FFA Chapter

Cole's involvement in FFA was quite extensive throughout his highschool career. He served as Chapter Vice President and Parliamentarian, participated in the National Meats Evaluation and Poultry Career Development Events, attended the State FFA Leadership Conference, and State FFA Camp. Cole's Supervised Agricultural Experience includes breeding and raising African Sparred Tortoises.

 

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LaChelle J. Hunt, State FFA Vice President - At Large

Home chapter: Buckeye FFA Chapter

During her years at Buckeye, LaChelle served as Greenhand and Chapter Reporter, as well as Chapter Secretary, and District Sentinal. She has also participated in the National Livestock Evaluation and Poultry Career Development Events, was the 2008 winner in the state Prepared Public Speaking contest, attended the State FFA Leadership Conference, and State FFA Camp. LaChelle ’s Supervised Agricultural Experience included swine production, beef production, sheep production, and agricultural sales.

 

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Kalee Kohmetscher, State FFA Vice President - Yuma District

Home chapter: Kofa FFA Chapter

Prior to being elected to state office, Kalee served as Greenhand and Chapter President, as well as Chapter Vice President, and Treasurer as well as District President. She has also attended numerous events such as the State FFA Leadership Conference and State FFA Camp.  Kalee’s Supervised Agricultural Experience included swine production, beef production, veal production and goat production.

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Tyler Massey, State FFA Vice President - Black Canyon

Home chapter: Chino Valley FFA Chapter

Tyler had many opportunities to serve in leadership capacities at his local FFA chapter prior to state office.  He served as Chapter President and Reporter, participated in the National FFA Choir, attended the State Leadership Conference, and the National FFA Convention. Tyler's Supervised Agricultural Experience includes Agricultural Education, Home and Community Development, Agriculture Sales and Forage production.

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Catherine M. Miller, State FFA Vice President - San Tan

Home chapter: Mesquite FFA Chapter

As a high school student, Catherine was able to experience a variety of aspects of the FFA organization.  Throughout her high school career, she participated in many Career Development events such as Aquaculture, Job Interview, and was on the State winning Floriculture team. She has also been to numerous events such as the State FFA Leadership Conference and the National FFA Convention. Catherine’s Supervised Agricultural Experience included small animal production, sheep production, and floriculture.

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Jessica Nielsen, State FFA Vice President - South Central

Home chapter: Flowing Wells FFA Chapter

Prior to her election to state office, Jessica was very involved in Career Development Events.  She was able to participate as a member of her chapters Soil Science, Food Science, Parlimentry Procedure, Ag Issues, and Conduct of Meetings Career Development Event teams. She served as Chapter President and Secretary as well as South Central District Vice President. Jessica's Supervised Agricultural Experience includes specailty animal production and beef production.

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Paula N. Raney, State FFA Vice Presidnt - At Large

Home chapter: Peoria FFA Chapter

Paula was a very active member of her local chapter prior to being elected to state office.  She served as Chapter Vice President, participated in the Job interview, Parliamentary Procedure, and Prepared Public Speaking Career Development Events, and attended the State FFA Leadership Conference, and Washington Leadership Conference. Paula's Supervised Agricultural Experience included swine production, crop production, and greenhouse production.

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Racheal Redman-Truby, State FFA Vice President - Estrella

Home chapter: Millennium FFA Chapter

Redman served as Chapter Vice President prior to her election to state office. She was involved in the Horse Evaluation , Agricultural Sales, and Parliamentary Procedure Career Development Events and attended the State FFA Leadership Conference, State FFA Camp and the National FFA Convention.  Redman's Supervised Agricultural Experience includes swine production, poultry production, specialty animal production, and equine science.

 

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Melissa R. Turner, State FFA Vice President - At Large

Home chapter: Buckeye FFA Chapter

Melissa was very involved with her local FFA chapter prior to being elected to state office.  Her activities included serving as Chapter President, participating in the National Dairy Evaluation and Agricultural Issues Career Development Events, and attending the State FFA Leadership Conference, and State FFA Camp. Turner’s Supervised Agricultural Experience included swine production, equine science, dairy production, and home and community development.

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