Naddile Widner, 2018–2019 State Secretary
Hometown: Walla Walla
Parents: Jessica Morris
Siblings: Deegan Dodd
Naddile joined FFA her freshman year and became more involved throughout high school. She loves to spend her time with friends and family while finding any new place to explore to have an adventure. She enjoys traveling, baking, learning, hiking, nature, animals, and of course tea.
“FFA has been a huge part of my life. It allowed me to grow into the person I am today and gain the confidence in myself every person should have,” said Widner. “I cannot wait to interact with as many FFA members as I can throughout this next year. No matter your background, your interests, or your passions FFA has a place for you.”
Naddile was elected to the 2018–2019 State FFA Officer team as Secretary at the 88th Washington FFA Convention & Expo.
Naddile was the Walla Walla FFA Chapter Sentinel during the her sophomore year. The following year, she served as chapter vice president and also the District VI Secretary. To wrap up her FFA career in high school she served as Chapter President her senior year. Naddile also participated in Key Club, debate, and the National Honor Society throughout high school.
Widner’s supervised agricultural experiences included swine entrepreneurship and also working for Morris Orchards. Throughout high school she raised numerous hogs and was able to build up a savings account to help pay for college. While working for Morris Orchards she gained knowledge of different fruit crops, pesticides, and much more; as well as how to properly keep books for a business.
Naddile plans to study environmental policy at Oregon State University. After graduating, she plans to work as an environmental lawyer. She hopes with this career she can advocate for agriculture and agriculturists.
“Serving as a Washington FFA State Officer will allow me give back to the organization that has done so much for me. I am so excited for this year of service; I hope to be able to increase the number of FFA members and work with my fellow officers to create more community service opportunities for the Washington FFA Association.” said Naddile.