Kansas FFA Elects 2016-17 State Officers

The 2016–17 Kansas FFA Officer team includes: President Elizabeth Meyer, Marion-Florence FFA; Vice President Clara Wicoff, Iola FFA; Secretary Grace Luebcke, Marysville FFA; Treasurer Katelyn Bohnenblust, Clay Center FFA; Reporter Jacob Grinstead, Buhler FFA; and Sentinel Trenton Smedley, Cherryvale FFA.

President– A four-year FFA member, Elizabeth Meyer has served as Chapter President and South Central District Vice President. She plans on enrolling at Kansas State University and hopes to one day become an agriculture education instructor.

Elizabeth is the daughter of Mark and Marsha Meyer. Her advisor is Mark Meyer.

Vice President- A four-year FFA member, Clara Wicoff has served as Chapter President and Southeast District President. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAE) is in Grain Crop Production and Fiber Oil Crop Production. She plans to attend Kansas State University and her long-term career goal is to pursue a career as a patent lawyer and eventually work for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Clara is the daughter of Joel and Lisa Wicoff. Her advisor is Charles Kerr.

Secretary– A four-year FFA member, Grace Luebcke has served as Chapter Vice President and Northeast District Reporter. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAE) is in Veterinary Science as she is employed by Pony Express Veterinary Clinic for three years. She also has raised cattle, goats and hay crops for four years. Grace hopes to study veterinary medicine at Kansas State University and return to work as a vet in a rural clinic.

Grace is the daughter of John and Diane Luebcke. Her advisors are Craig Lister and Annelle Meals.

Treasurer– A four and a half-year FFA member, Katelyn Bohnenblust has served as Chapter President and North Central District President. Her Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAE) is in diversified livestock production, with a herd of 3 breeding cows, 1 breeding heifer, 1 calf, 3 show pigs, 6 ewes and 14 lambs. She plans to attend Kansas State University next fall and pursue a career as an agriculture educator.

Katelyn is the daughter of Jay and Brenda Bohnenblust. Her advisors are Jay Bohnenblust and Mike Beying.

Reporter– A four-year FFA member, Jacob Grinstead has served as Chapter Reporter and South Central District President. His Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAE) includes serving as manager, supervisor and head trainer for a performance horse operation. He plans to attend Kansas State University next fall and ultimately enter into the animal agriculture field.

Jacob is the son of Jerry and Sheri Grinstead. His advisors are John Clark, Cody McReynolds and Justin Seuser.

Sentinel– A four-year FFA member, Trenton Smedley has served as his Chapter President and senior class president. His Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAE) is in diversified horticulture. He currently attends Independence Community College and majors in agribusiness. He hopes to one day be an agricultural loan officer.

Trenton is the son of Terry and Ruby Smedley. His advisors are Amy Allen and Jay O’Brien.

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