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
2022-2023 Chapter Officer Executive Team
President: Ely Brooks
Meet your 2022-23 Chapter President, Ely Brooks! Ely has been an active member in FFA and has participated in many events throughout her four years of high school. She’s been involved in activities such as Scare Farm, Holiday Parade, Annual BBQ’s, chapter meetings, raising livestock, attended conferences, and competed in several speaking competitions. Outside of FFA, she enjoys riding horses and practicing for various rodeo events. Ely is super excited for this upcoming year!
Vice President: Mia Jess
Meet your chapter Vice President, Mia Jess! While in FFA, Mia has competed in Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Creed, and Prepared Public Speaking, as well as being involved in Scare Farm, Ag Day, and Drive Thru BBQs, and was SLO FFA chapter Parliamentarian her sophomore year. Mia has also shown a lamb, steer, goat, and replacement heifers at the Mid State Fair for SLO FFA. Outside of FFA, Mia works at Farm Supply, and jackpots pigs and goats year round. She can’t wait to get even more involved this year!
Secretary: Emily Pan
Hey SLO FFA! Meet senior Emily Pan, your Chapter Secretary! This is her fourth year in FFA and her second year as a chapter officer. 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, Parliamentary Procedure 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 (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. Besides being involved in FFA, Emily enjoys swimming with Puma Aquatics and the SLO High Swim Team, volunteering with United Way Youth Board, and spending time with her younger sister. She is excited for another wonderful year in FFA!
Treasurer: Alec MacDonald
Meet your 2022- 2023 SLO chapter Treasurer, Alec MacDonald. Alec has been involved in FFA for two years. During this time he has participated in chapter BBQs, Opening and Closing, and Scare farm. Beyond FFA Alec plays water polo and swims for SLOHS. He also is working his way towards his private pilot’s license. This year Alec is excited to widen the reach of our local chapter with the help of our new building and the large number of incoming freshmen.
Reporter: Siena Boscaro
Hey everyone! Meet your Chapter Reporter, Siena Boscaro! Siena will be a junior this year, and is also serving as Sectional President. Siena has been an active member in FFA for the past year while competing in Parliamentary Procedure, Impromptu Public Speaking, and Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Her SAE projects include website design, an agricultural marketing internship, and an agriculture podcast. While not in FFA, you can catch her out at the golf course or on the debate stage. This upcoming year is all about bringing people back together and her hope is to do just that!
Sentinel: Max Reichmuth
Hi my name Max Reichmuth and I will be serving as your FFA Chapter Sentinel! Over the past 2 years I’ve been involved in FFA I’ve participated in Scare Farm, the Christmas Parade, and the drive through bbq. I have also raised livestock projects for the Mid State Fair. Last year at the Mid state Fair I showed 2 turkeys, a replacement heifer, and a goat. Apart from FFA I enjoy fishing with my friends and I’m a member of the SLO mountain bike team. I’m really excited for this year because we get to use our brand new AG building!
Historian: Addie Crosno
Meet your sophomore chapter Historian, Addie Crosno! For the past year in FFA Addie has been involved in Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as, drive-thru BBQ, Scare Farm and raising livestock. This past year Addie showed a replacement heifer at the California Mid State Fair. Outside of FFA, she plays soccer and track for SLOHS and is also a part of a club soccer team. Addie is thrilled for this upcoming year!