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 MN FFA Officer Candidate Application Instructions

 MN FFA State Officer Candidate Application Instructions

Due March 1st, 2017

Welcome to the State Officer Application page. This year we have transitioned to an online application process. Please read this entire page before beginning the application process.

The online portion of the application is available here (!  Prior to completing the application, review the required Candidate Webinar which is an overview of relevant information related to State Office.  The webinar can be found at: Youtube or at the link below. The required commitment form is found in the documents module at the bottom of this page. 

Upon clicking the submission button of the application an email to your provided email address. The State Officer Commitment Form (found at the bottom of this page) must be signed by all candidates, their parents, and their FFA Advisor and postmarked by March 1. Please note that you can NOT edit your application after the submission button has been clicked. The automated submission email may end up in a SPAM folder.

After submission of the online application please mail the following items to Mr. Larsen

  • State Officer Commitment Form (requires candidate, parent, and advisor signatures)

  • Please review the State Officer Selecton Handbook for general information while serving as a State Officer.

Mail your documents and $35 check payment to:

Joel M. Larsen
Program Specialist Agricultural Education
Minnesota Department of Education
1500 Hwy 36 W
Roseville, MN 55113

ALL materials are due to Minnesota FFA by March 1st. So you will need to plan ahead to make sure everyone has enough time to electronically sign your application.  All sections of the online application (profile, SAE, FFA leadership activities, non FFA leadership activities, awards and statement) and your personal resume must be received by March 1st.   Any materials submitted after this due date will not be included in the scoring and ranking of the state officer candidates application.

If you encounter technical difficulties please contact Joel Larsen:  or Lavyne Rada at

All candidates and parents/guardians are expected to complete the online orientation.

State Officer Interview – Due to the number of candidates and the limited time available for candidate interviews, the Minnesota FFA Student and Adult Board of Directors have approved a process to evaluate and score each candidates application and resume.  Based on the scores from this round, completed by the adult representatives from the Minnesota FFA Foundation, Minnesota FFA Alumni, Minnesota FFA Adult Board and the Student Chairpersons – up to eighteen (18) candidates will be selected for interviews prior to convention.  Candidates selected must send $35 or ¼ for their portion of the hotel room for Saturday night of interviews; they are responsible for their own hotel accommodations for the remainder of the convention.

All candidates who submit their application and participate in the State Officer preparation day will receive a letter by email informing them of their status as a candidate the week following the final prep date.

 Attached in a document module (below):

- SO Calendar of Events

- SO Handbook

- The State Officer Commitment Form (requires signatures)

- The required Webinar






 MN FFA Officer Candidate Documents

 TitleOwnerCategoryModified DateSize 
State Officer Candidate WebinarLavyne Rada 1/20/2017UnknownDownload
State Officer Commitment FormLavyne Rada 12/30/2014101.14 KBDownload
2017 State Officer Selection HandbookLavyne Rada 1/19/20175.47 MBDownload
17-18 Calendar of Events (tentative)Lavyne Rada 1/19/201753.24 KBDownload
2017 - 2018 State Officer ApplicationLavyne Rada 2/6/2017UnknownDownload



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