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  CONVENTION TIP of the DAY - Friday, May 20, 2022 - Welcome National FFA Officer, Josiah Cruikshank to Illinois!  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  5/20/2022 7:00:00 AM  

CONVENTION TIP of the DAY - Friday, May 20, 2022 - Welcome National FFA Officer, Josiah Cruikshank to Illinois!

Friends, join together to give Josiah Cruikshank 2021-22 National FFA Western Region Vice President a BIG Illinois FFA Welcome!

Let’s learn more about Josiah:  

Hometown and State: Bend, Oregon 

FFA Stats 

Chapter: Bend FFA 

Enterprise: Market hog entrepreneurship; frozen yogurt shop placement 

State Office: 2019-20 Oregon FFA President 

College Stats

Year: Junior 

Major: Business and Mechanical Engineering 

School: Oregon State University 

Activities: Grace Bible Church Youth Group Leader; Digital Communications Internships Career Goal: To pursue a career in agricultural communications 

Coming from a family heavily involved in agriculture, Josiah Cruikshank was encouraged to join an agriculture class by family members before he found his place in the agricultural sales career development event. He soon began serving as a leader at the local and district levels. “I’m passionate about creative problem-solving,” Cruikshank said. “After gaining necessary technical skills in business and engineering from Oregon State University, I hope to apply my passion and skills toward finding new and better ways to support agriculturists as we feed, clothe, and shelter the world.” This year, Cruikshank hopes to live a life of service and motivate others to do the same.

Josiah will be at the convention throughout the week, he will be our keynote speaker on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, in the 2nd General Session that begins at 6:30 p.m.  He will also be conducting workshops, speaking at meal functions and helping out around the convention center.  Please be sure to give him a BIG Illinois Welcome and help make him feel right at home during our 94th Annual Illinois FFA State Convention. 

Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
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