Jodi Cockrell, the daughter of Jay Dee and Seli- sha Cockrell was elected at the Area IX FFA Con- vention held at Stephen F. Austin State University to serve as a Texas FFA State Officer. It has been over 50 years since Joaquin has had an individual uphold the honor of being a State FFA Officer. Jodi is one of 10 State FFA Officers elected by their Area Association this year to serve over 90,000 FFA Members across the state of Texas. As a incoming State Officer Jodi will attend State Leadership Con- ference in Bruceville June 2-6, then make her way to Corpus Christi where she will give a speech of a lifetime in front of over 12,000 FFA Members at- tending the Texas State FFA Convention July 8-13 to determine her position on the 2012-2013 officer team.
Jodi has previously served as the Pineywoods District Vice President, and the Area IX Associa- tion President. Jodi plans to attend Texas A&M University to pursue a degree in Agriculture Lead- ership so that she may continue to be a part of making agriculture better for tomorrow. It is not very often that a student comes along that truly touches your life and demonstrates the character and persistency to be the best. The Joaquin FFA is proud to represented by such a dedicated leader to our chapter and FFA Members across the state.