Kabe Boysen, ag bus junior, was in Indianapolis recently representing Iowa FFA in the National Officer Candidate Process. He was among 37 FFA members nationwide that have been selected to vie for national office at the 94th National FFA Convention and Expo, held October 27-30.
“It’s a feeling that is so hard to explain because it’s a lot of work, but it’s so rewarding no matter what happens just for the fact that there is a lot of personal growth and a lot of behind-the-scenes stuff you see when prepping for interviews,” said Boysen. “You talk with a lot of individuals. It’s just something that made me super excited and obviously my love for the industry is second to none. After getting that, I kind of got the jitters and was so excited to relay the message to all of the family after getting selected as Iowa’s candidate.”
The process to become a national officer is arduous, with the candidates taking part in an extensive interview process with the National FFA Officer Nominating Committee. The committee is comprised of students who interview and select the national officers.