FFA is the largest youth leadership organization in the nation, with an emphasis on agriculture. The agricultural education program is built on three major components: Classroom Instruction, Supervised Agriculture Experience, and FFA.
Quality instruction in and about agriculture that utilizes a “learn by doing” philosophy.
Supervised Agriculture Experience (SAE)
All students are expected to have an agriculturally related work-based learning experience while enrolled in agricultural education courses.
Leadership activities are an integral part of the agricultural education program that all students should participate in if they are to fully benefit from enrollment in the program.
Meet the Officers
2021-2022 Chapter Officer Executive Team
President: Carys Villani
Hey SLO FFA! Meet your Chapter President, Carys Villani! Carys will be a junior this year, and is also serving as Sectional Reporter. Over the last two years in FFA, she has had many opportunities to compete and be involved in many FFA activities. She has competed in many CDE/LDE competitions and other projects including Creed speaking, Impromptu, Veterinary Science, raising livestock, and OC. Last year she served as Chapter Treasurer. Outside of FFA, Carys plays lots basketball. She competes for both her club team, and SLOHS team. When she isn’t playing basketball, Carys loves to spend her time with her two golden retrievers: Red and Simba. Carys is looking forward to an exciting year back with SLO FFA!
Vice President: Michaela Warnke
Hi SLO FFA! Meet your Chapter Vice President, Michaela Warnke! Michaela will be a senior this year and has been an active member of FFA for 3 years. She’s had the opportunity to compete in Prepared, OC, and FFA Creed Speaking. Michaela has raised 2 market hogs for the CA Mid State Fair. Her SAE projects have included building a saddle stand, volunteering at Jack’s Helping Hands Little Riders Equestrian Program, and creating a Fire Science and Safety class for elementary school students. Outside of FFA, Michaela enjoys being outdoors, traveling along the coast, and spending time with friends and family. Michaela is beyond excited for a fun, new year with SLO FFA!
Secretary: Ely Brooks
Hey SLO FFA! Meet your chapter Secretary, Ely Brooks! She will be a junior this upcoming school year and has participated in several FFA opportunities over the last two years. Ely has competed in Creed, Job Interview, Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as several activities at the chapter level. Outside of FFA, Ely shows cattle and has shown many other species throughout her years in 4-H and FFA. She loves riding her horse, practicing roping and likes shooting her compound bow and competing in archery tournaments. Ely enjoys working with the other officers and advisors to ensure the members of SLO FFA are well informed and have fun at our chapter meetings and other events. She looks forward to being back in person with the whole chapter this coming year!
Treasurer: Broderick Hill
Hey SLO FFA! Meet Broderick Hill your Chapter Treasurer. Broderick will be a junior this year. He has been involved in many FFA activities and opportunities over the past two years. He went to GLC and compeated in O/C. He has raised Swine with FFA for the past two years. Outside of FFA Broderick likes to run Track and Field, go fishing and drive his truck. Broderick can’t wait to go back to school and have a great year with SLO FFA!
Reporter: Emily Pan
Welcome to the 2021-22 school year, SLO FFA! Meet junior Emily Pan, your Chapter Reporter! Throughout her time in FFA, she has been involved in many leadership activities and competitions. She loves helping with community service activities in FFA such as the drive-thru BBQ as well as competing in public speaking contests including Prepared Public Speaking and Opening/Closing Ceremonies. One of her favorite parts of the FFA program is the Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) project where she and Talia Zundel (FFA Committee Chair) created a website that features local farms. With her project, she has competed in the agriscience research fair and ag communications proficiency area. Emily has also attended the Greenhand Leadership Conference and State Leadership Conference. Besides being involved in FFA, Emily swims for Puma Aquatics and the SLO High Swim Team. She is excited for another wonderful year in FFA!
Sentinal: Katie Montes
Hey SLO FFA! Meet your Chapter Sentinel, Katie Montes! Katie will be a senior this year and is super excited for what’s to come. Over the last three years in FFA, she has had several opportunities to compete and be involved with FFA activities such as public speaking and livestock. She has competed in the Sectional Opening and Closing competition every year as well as raising market hogs for the past three years as her SAE project. Katie is planning on raising another market hog this year as well as a heifer while also competing in different CDE/LDE teams and public speaking competitions. Outside of FFA, Katie loves hanging out with her family and her husky, Cali as well as volunteering at her local church. Katie is so pumped to see what we all can accomplish next year!
Historian: Lauren Anderson
Check out this year’s chapter historian, Lauren Anderson! Lauren has loved being a part of SLO FFA all four years of high school. She has participated in parli pro, impromptu, job interview, and even enjoys serving on leadership teams such as the sectional team a few years back and the chapter officer team. Away from FFA, Lauren enjoys golfing on the SLOHS girls golf team and driving around with her friends to places such as dutch bro’s, in-n-out, and chick-fil-a! If you ever need someone to go for a food run with, always ask Lauren, she is literally always down for trying new places