Virtual 93rd National FFA Convention One to Remember

Cindy Zimmerman

It may have been virtual, but over 217,000 viewers tuned in for the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo last week. Convention attendees had the opportunity to view the live general sessions on RFD-TV, The Cowboy Channel and streaming on, where they saw peers from across the country receiving recognition for their hard work, heard from this year’s national officer team, and even saw the FFA Band and Chorus perform.

The convention concluded on Thursday evening with the election of the new National FFA Officer team.

Students from Arkansas, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois and Missouri were elected by National FFA Delegates to serve as 2020-21 National FFA Officers.

Doster Harper, an agriscience and environmental systems major at the University of Georgia, was elected national president.

Anna Mathis, an agricultural communication major at the University of Arkansas, was elected national secretary.

Paxton Dahmer, an agricultural education and leadership major at the University of Missouri – Columbia, was elected central region vice president.

Miriam Hoffman, an agribusiness economics major at Southern Illinois University, was elected eastern region vice president.

David Lopez, an agricultural communications major at California Polytechnic State, was elected western region vice president.

Artha Jonassaint, a government and global health major at Harvard, was elected southern region vice president.