Zimmerman Makes History as First Elected National FFA Officer From Spencer

Cortney Zimmerman was Elected to the 2021-22 National FFA Officer Team

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (OnFocus) – On Saturday, October 30th, Cortney Zimmerman from Spencer, Wisconsin was elected by the National FFA Delegates to serve as a 2021 – 2022 National FFA Officer. She is one of six National Officers and is serving as the Central Region Vice President.

Cortney is the first Spencer FFA Member to be elected as a National FFA Officer and the only the eighth from the State of Wisconsin in the FFA’s 94-year history. Cortney Zimmerman is the daughter of Mark and Cheryl Zimmerman of Spencer. Amongst her many accomplishments, she was a Star Farm Finalist in 2020.

The National FFA Organization is a school-based national youth leadership development organization of more than 735,000 student members as part of 8,817 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Each year during the National FFA Convention & Expo, six students are elected by delegates to represent the organization as national officers. Delegates elect a president, secretary, and vice presidents representing the country’s central, southern, eastern, and western regions.

Throughout their year of service to the National FFA Organization, the officers will interact with business and industry leaders, thousands of FFA members and teachers, corporate sponsors, government and education officials, state FFA leaders, the general public and more. The team will lead personal growth and leadership training conferences for FFA members throughout the country and help set policies that will guide the future of FFA and the next generation of leaders.

The selection process considers the whole student, including FFA involvement, work experience, supervised agricultural experience, community service, leadership skills, academics and financial need.

Students from Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Oregon, Washington and Wisconsin were elected by National FFA Delegates today to serve as 2021-22 National FFA Officers.

Cole Baerlocher, an agricultural education major from Washington, was elected national president. He attends Oregon State University.

Jackson Sylvester, an agriculture major from Delaware, was elected national secretary. He attends the University of Delaware.

Cortney Zimmerman, an agricultural communications major from Wisconsin, was elected central region vice president. She attends South Dakota State University.

Erik Robinson Jr., a criminal justice major from Georgia, was elected southern region vice president. He attends the University of Georgia.

Josiah Cruikshank, a business administration and mechanical engineering major from Oregon, was elected western region vice president. He attends Oregon State University.

Mallory White, an agronomy major from Kentucky, was elected eastern region vice president. She attends Murray State University in Kentucky.

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