Vaughan elected FFA Alumni’s Vice President

Published 11:52 am Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Randolph-Henry Alum and Keysville resident James Chandler Vaughan was recently elected as Region VI Vice President of the National FFA (Future Farmers of America) Alumni Association Council.

According to information from the Virginia FFA Association, “Chandler will represent Virginia and the entire region at the National level for the next three years, working to start and develop state and local alumni associations in the Northeast.”

Vaughan said he was “super excited to jump on board with the National FFA Alumni Association as the Region 6 Vice President.”

He said, “I’ll work to support National FFA Organization members by developing state and local alumni associations from Virginia to Maine.”

The Alumni Council serves as the executive body to the National FFA Alumni Association.

“The National FFA Alumni Council serves as an advisory council to the National FFA Organization’s Alumni Division as representatives of the alumni association,” said the website.

According to the Alumi Association’s website, agriculture teachers typically rely on FFA alumni to lend support.

“FFA relies on alumni members for help with recruiting students and raising funds for chapter activities and scholarships. FFA alumni also assist at FFA camps and conferences, the National FFA Convention and Expo and other personal development programs,” said the website.

Vaughan said the National FFA Alumni Association is not just comprised of former FFA members, rather it is open to everyone.

He said there are 350,000 members nationwide who spend their time volunteering at local events, “training students for contests, presenting on their occupation, inviting students to learn on their farms or sponsoring scholarships just to name a few.”