John Adam Turner, the newly elected middle region vice president of the Tennessee FFA Association, knows the reality of the words of E.M. Tiffany wrote when composing the FFA Creed.
John Adam’s family has been involved in farming for a long time and being able to grow up on a farm has helped him understand “the joys and discomforts of an agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which even in the hours of discouragement he cannot deny.”
“I have felt the joys and discomforts of the agriculture and love to be a voice for Tennessee FFA,” Turner said.
As a conclusion to the 84th Tennessee State FFA Convention in Gatlinburg, Turner was elected State FFA Vice President Middle for 2012-2013.
Joining Turner to serve as state FFA officers for 2012-2012 are Stephen McBride of the Coffee County FFA Chapter as state president, Maryanna McClure of the Dyersburg FFA Chapter as state vice president-west, Jessie Campbell of the Sweetwater FFA Chapter as state vice president- east, Mitch Baker of the Baxter FFA Chapter as state secretary, Grant Saum of the McNairy FFA Chapter as state treasurer, Christy Chicas of the Station Camp FFA Chapter as state reporter and Hannah Dugger of the Johnson County FFA Chapter as state sentinel.
“As a state FFA officer, I will have the opportunity to show others how important they are to agriculture in Tennessee and how to develop their potential for success in their future,” Turner said.
Turner is currently a senior and plans to attend Tennessee Tech University and major in agricultural business. He is the son of John and Terri Turner and his agricultural education instructors and FFA advisors are Shannon Ford, Kim Miller, Danielle Smith and David Upton. Farm Bureau Insurance sponsored the entire state officer selection process.
For the next year, Turner and his state officer peers will be the face and spirit of FFA. Collectively, they will travel thousands of miles throughout the state as they engage top leaders in business, government and education and lead a host of personal growth and leadership training seminars for FFA members. The team will also help set policies that will shape the future of the Tennessee FFA Association and promote agricultural literacy in general.
News Release- Middle Region Vice President