Wisconsin FFA’s Cortney Zimmerman Elected to 2021-22 National FFA Officer Team

Cortney Zimmerman of the Spencer FFA in Wisconsin was elected to the 2021-22 National FFA Officer Team during the 94th National FFA Convention & Expo, held October 27-30 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Zimmerman joins fellow student leaders on the National Officer Team from Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Oregon, and Washington as she begins her post as National FFA Central Region Vice President.
 
A student of South Dakota State University, Zimmerman previously served as Wisconsin FFA State Vice President in 2020-21. Active in the FFA since 7th grade, she was both a middle school and high school FFA officer in the positions of Vice President, President and Past President. Her Supervised Agriculture Experiences include Agricultural Education serving as an Agriscience Camp Director through her local FFA chapter, raising and caring for beef cattle and working with her sister raising goats. Zimmerman is the first national officer from Spencer FFA, and the eighth from Wisconsin – the first since Alicia Hodnik served in 2011-12.
 
Each year during the National FFA Convention & Expo, six students are elected by delegates to represent the organization as national officers. This year’s process had Zimmerman competing alongside thirty-six other FFA members from across the county.
 
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.