National FFA Breakfast at Oxford Academy

By Casey Killian

September 18, 2012 Updated Sep 18, 2012 at 5:28 PM EST

Oxford, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Oxford Academy hosted the National FFA Officer Breakfast.

Oxford Academy recently organized a FFA club and played host in honor of the newly formed club.

All of the breakfast food was donated and produced by local farms

and business including Milk from Evan's Farmhouse in Norwich, and
Sausage from The Farmer's Place in Edmeston.

A Leadership Development Exercise was conducted by the National
Western Region Vice President and two other National officer candidates.

"To become a National FFA Officer is a long process, six years worth of FFA membership and experiences, both as a state officer back in Idaho and then traveling the country and the state in that capacity. Serving members like our New York State officers are now," said Seth Pratt, Vice President, FFA National Western Region.

"One candidate from each state, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, run for National office. Six of those individuals that run every year get elected to National office and they kind of do outreach to the entire nation," said Corinne Ogle, National FFA Candidate, Alaska.

FFA formerly stood for Future Farmers of America but now is considered to be an Agricultural Club.