Wesley Davis had a characteristic reaction to learning that he had been elected Eastern Region Vice President for the National FFA organization.
The West Virginia University student was sitting in a Louisville auditorium with thousands of his peers at the FFA national convention, meeting the organization’s new leadership roster.
“As soon as I heard, ‘From the State of West Virginia?’ I just started running.”
Running is Davis’s natural state, whether in the literal sense for exercise or in the metaphorical sense suited to a multitasking high achiever. And, for the next year, he’ll be racking up some serious mileage.
“The FFA expects that we’ll travel about 300 days out of the next year,” Davis said. Some destinations include Wisconsin for training and Japan to check in with the emerging Future Farmers of Japan group that the U.S. FFA helped form.
“It gives me chills to think about it,” Davis admitted. But the chills are of anticipation rather than anxiety. “I want to work with members to create opportunities and meet challenges.”
Davis, of Point Pleasant, W.Va., is pursuing a dual major in agribusiness management and rural development and agricultural and extension education in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design. He’ll have to put his WVU education on hold for his year in office, but he expects the experience to be akin to “another degree tacked on to the ones I’ll earn on campus.”
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