Penn State sophomore is national FFA president


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Penn State sophomore Javier Moreno is the first Penn State student and the first Puerto Rican to be named president of FFA.

Moreno, who is majoring in agricultural and extension education, is one of six students named to the 460,000-member organization’s leadership team.

FFA has nearly 7,200 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

Year-long job. The Penn State student will travel more than 100,000 miles while visiting 40 states and Japan this year.

He also will meet with leaders in business, government and education; provide personal growth and leadership training to students; set policies and serve as a spokesperson for the national organization; and promote agricultural literacy.

“I hope to bring diversity – the diversity of experience and diversity of knowledge – to the FFA program,” Moreno said.

“We have to make sure that people in America and around the world know what agriculture really is about. And I think the FFA is an organization that can achieve that.”

Other activities. He has served as a College of Agricultural Sciences Ag Advocate and as a member of the Alliance Christian Fellowship, Earth House and the Minorities in Agriculture and Natural Resources Association.


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