Seth Smith, 2017–2018 State President

Age: 18
Hometown/Chapter: Tonasket
Parents:  Eric & Tammy Smith
Siblings:  Michael Kok, Shane Smith, Ethan Smith

Seth started his FFA journey in Novice Parliamentary Procedure (now known as Conduct of Chapter Meetings) learning the basics of running an effective meeting and debating an issue. He then moved on to advanced Parliamentary Procedure, representing Washington FFA in the National FFA event in 2016. He has also been involved in the Marketing Plan and Extemporaneous Public Speaking CDE/LDEs.

“FFA to me is all about inclusion,” he said. "Through FFA I found a home and I realize I have a passion for helping those who maybe don't know where they belong; they can find a home in this blue corduroy jacket." Smith focuses on mentoring individuals in his FFA chapter, district, and beyond, and finds that helping those around him reach their goals is far more rewarding that any success he could ever experience for himself.

Smith was elected to the 2017–2018 State FFA Officer team as President at the 87th Washington FFA Convention.

A large portion of Smith’s time in FFA has been invested into his supervised agricultural experience working for his family's catering business. While cooking for the bands and performers at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery, Seth has learned from his father how to prepare, handle and identify raw fruits, vegetables and cuts/qualities of meat. He has also learned how to work professionally with adults, as well as budgeting skills that are essential in a family business.

In the fall of 2018, Smith plans on attending a two-year community college before transferring to a university to obtain a law degree with a minor in business management.

"This year I hope to spread knowledge and awareness of FFA and how diverse the organization is, as well as the opportunities it offers," Smith said. "Whether an SAE project, CDE/LDE, or service activity, there is something here in this jacket for everybody."

FUN FACTS:  Favorite food: Gelato  Favorite movie: The Blind Side  Favorite color: Blue  Favorite song: Up Up & Away by: Kid Cudi