Faith Payne was elected to serve as the 2019-2020 Kentucky FFA Green River State Vice President. Faith is the daughter of Kevin and Faith Payne of Owensboro. She is a member of the Apollo High School FFA chapter, where her advisors are Matt Johnson, Debbie Muse, and Aaron Tucker.
Faith was one of 21 candidates who ran for State Office from across the Commonwealth. She completed an application and rigorous interview process. She was selected by a Nominating Committee made up of graduating senior FFA members and elected unanimously by the delegate body.
State FFA Officers commit to a year of service to the organization. State Officers complete extensive training following their election. They travel several thousand miles representing the State Association at local and regional FFA events, agricultural meetings, and various other functions across the state. Their year of service will conclude during the 91st State FFA Convention which will be held June 10-12, 2020 in Lexington.
Logen Winfield of the Apollo High School FFA Chapter was named the State Star Farmer at a special ceremony as part of the 90th State FFA Convention today in Lexington. The State Star Farmer is the highest honor Kentucky FFA can award to a member. The award is based on the student’s work with their Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) Program, FFA involvement, and community service. In addition to an application detailing his four years in FFA, Logan completed an interview in front of a panel of agricultural leaders from across the state.
Logen began his SAE by purchasing 2 cows and then grew his herd to 5 head in 2017. In 2018, he purchased his grandpa’s herd of cattle and now has a total of 45 head. He produces his own hay and exchanges labor with his grandpa for other inputs. He hopes to continue growing his herd and return to the family farm.
Logen has served as Vice President of the Apollo FFA Chapter. He has participated in the Agriscience fair, livestock judging and beef impromptu speaking. He has volunteered many hours to his community, most recently parking cars and setting up gates at the county fair.
He is a recent graduate of Apollo High School and is the son of Teela and Craig Winfield of Utica. His FFA advisors are Matt Johnson, Debbie Muse, and Aaron Tucker.
Kentucky FFA is an organization of nearly 13,000 middle and high school students enrolled in Agricultural Education courses. The organization currently has 155 chapters in 115 counties. Nationally, FFA has over 653,000 members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education.