EARLVILLE - Each year, the Illinois Association FFA holds a selection process to pick an individual to represent the state as a National FFA Officer. This year Miriam Hoffman of Earlville will represent Illinois as a National Officer Candidate.
Raised on a dairy farm in Earlville, Hoffman is a 2018 graduate of Earlville High School where she was co-valedictorian of her class. She has spent the past year traveling and serving as the 2018-2019 Illinois FFA State Secretary.
The 92nd National FFA Convention and Expo will take place in Indianapolis at the end of October. This year, 44 candidates are running for National Office, making this the largest group of candidates in over 15 years.
Hoffman, along with the other candidates, will compete for six officer positions at the convention. The candidates will be evaluated on their character, influence, areas of knowledge, communication, and overall team skills. Candidates will also showcase their facilitation and workshop planning skills, advocacy and public speaking.
Hoffman is a highly motivated member who is passionate about the National FFA Organization. She decided to run for national office because she believes God’s purpose in her life is to serve people. “I am humbled to be able to represent Illinois on the national level,” Hoffman said. “I’m so grateful for the incredible support of all my teammates from this past year, the Illinois FFA center staff, my home chapter and section and all the kind-hearted people from across the state.”
The Illinois FFA said they are thrilled to have Hoffman serving as a 2019 national officer candidate. After a rigorous interview process at the state level, she is now prepared for the National Convention.