Indiana FFA State Officers launch campaign to share positivity

Indiana State FFA Officers are adjusting to a new normal after chapter banquets, district conventions, spring career development events were cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The seven state officers typically live and work together at the Indiana FFA Leadership Center but were recently sent home.

State Sentinel Eion Stephens says the officers decided to launch a new social media campaign to stay in touch with FFA members and share positivity during this time of uncertainty.

“It’s called Forge Through the Fire and so we’re asking members to post what they’re doing with they’re supervised agricultural education and what they’re doing to stay positive during this time,” he says. “It’s really helped us out a lot getting to see what they’re doing, and they can see what we’re doing.”

Audio: Eion Stephens

State officers are posting challenges on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. They officers are also taking turns sharing daily video updates on social media.

State Reporter Taylor Roy says she’s staying positive by keeping in contact with FFA members.

“When I get down I like to talk to a lot of people so I’ve been reaching out to as many members as I have contact information with, just checking in, seeing how they’re doing and sending positivity their way,” she says. “I’ve also been writing letters to some of my teammates and family members.”  

Audio: Taylor Roy

The state officers say they’re hopeful they’ll be able to attend events soon. For more visit

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