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  CONVENTION TIP of the DAY - Thursday, May 16, 2024- Welcome National FFA Officer, Emily Gossett  
  Mindy Bunselmeyer  5/16/2024 7:00:00 AM  

CONVENTION TIP of the DAY - Thursday, May 16, 2024- Welcome National FFA Officer, Emily Gossett

Friends, join together to give Emily Gossett, National FFA Western Region Vice President from New Mexico a BIG Illinois FFA Welcome!

Let’s learn more about Emily:  

Hometown and State

  • Silver City, N.M.

FFA Stats

  • Chapter: Silver City FFA

  • Enterprise: Agricultural Communications

  • State Office: 2021-22 New Mexico FFA State Secretary;

  • 2020-21 New Mexico FFA State Vice President

College Stats

  • Major: Agricultural Communications

  • School: New Mexico State University (NMSU)


  • NMSU Agricultural Economics and Business Club

  • NMSU College of ACES Ambassador Team

  • Student Employee at the New Mexico Department of Agriculture

Emily Gossett was thrown into an ag class and soon found a passion

for agriculture. “I was able to lean into my individual skills and learn about my unique place in agriculture.”  In high school, she found she was  passionate about communicating with others about agriculture. “Through many different avenues — podcasts, local newspapers and local radio shows — I was able to be a voice for an often-misunderstood industry.”

During her time in FFA, her supervised agricultural experience focused on agricultural communications, where she worked with local publications to spread the message of agriculture effectively. While in FFA, she participated in state finals for Creed speaking, where she learned how to get up, dust herself off and keep going!

This year, Emily wants to love, serve and celebrate every person she

encounters. “One of my favorite quotes is, ‘We can’t love people we don’t know,’ I want to love every member,” Emily said.

Emily will be at the convention throughout the week, she will be the keynote speaker on Tuesday, June 11, 2024, in the 2nd General Session that begins at 6:30 p.m.  She will also be conducting workshops, speaking at meal functions and helping out around the convention center.  Please be sure to give Emily a BIG Illinois Welcome and help make her feel right at home during our 96th Annual Illinois FFA State Convention.  

Mindy Bunselmeyer
Illinois FFA Center
Phone: 217-753-3328 Cell: 217-412-5646
Address: 3221 Northfield, Springfield, IL 62702
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