West Central FFA member Dalton Larson was elected to serve as the State FFA President during the South Dakota State FFA Convention.
Larson participated in many hours of interviews before a nominating committee. Each question posed by the committee is designed to assess a members’ skill level in a particular behavioral trait such as integrity, character, and work ethic. Members are also tested on agricultural and FFA knowledge as well as their ability to work cooperatively in a group. More than 20 FFA members from across the state were among the candidates considered by the nominating committee to serve as one of the 6 members of the 2017-18 South Dakota State FFA Officer Team. As the State FFA President, Dalton Larson will work with his fellow team mates to lead the work of the state organization for the next year. Larson will attend the National FFA’s State President’s Conference in Washington, D.C. this summer. State officers will travel across the state to work with members, agricultural education teachers and FFA advisors, and will meet with agricultural business and industry leaders to advocate for the agriculture industry. Dalton is the son of Kevin and Patty Larson and will attend SDSU to pursue a Pre-Vet degree beginning this fall. Larson is the 5th WCFFA member to serve as a state officer. His FFA Advisor is Linda Petersen, West Central Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor.