Georgia's Doster Harper Elected National FFA President

Georgia's Doster Harper Elected National FFA President

Tim Hammerich
Tim Hammerich
News Reporter
Here with your Southeast Regional Ag Report, I’m Tim Hammerich.

University of Georgia student Doster Harper was recently elected the National FFA President for the 2020 - 2021 term. Agriscience is what initially drew him to the youth agricultural leadership organization in high school.

Harper… “I haven't quite felt that calling yet to be a farmer myself, but I love doing research on what farmers do, and hopefully finding ways for me to help improve upon those methods.”

Harper will serve the one-year term with his five teammates. His focus will be to invest in the students of the organization and to advocate on their behalf.

Harper… “Three things come to the top of mind, which you're learning from, investing into, and advocating for these students. Whenever I look at the job of a National FFA Officer, I think it all boils down to those three things. And knowing that this year is specifically for these students. I believe that the 760,000+ students and this organization are the best that this country has to offer. And I am ready to spend an entire year of my life serving these students, getting to learn from them and learn about their stories, which are super special and unique. Getting the opportunity to do whatever I can to invest into the stories a little bit, by being a listening ear, being an encouraging factor for them. And then obviously I'll get the cool opportunity to advocate for those stories.”

Harper is an ROTC Cadet at UGA. Upon graduation he plans to serve as a military officer then return to agricultural research.

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