Indiana State FFA President Brittany Young tidies up flowerbeds in the FFA Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in preparation for the crowds brought in by the fair. Young, a Hope native, is excited about the fair and hope visitors will have a good time while visiting the pavilion and learn about the Indiana FFA program.
Indiana State FFA President Brittany Young tidies up flowerbeds in the FFA Pavilion at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in preparation for the crowds brought in by the fair. Young, a Hope native, is excited about the fair and hope visitors will have a good time while visiting the pavilion and learn about the Indiana FFA program.
INDIANAPOLIS — Brittany Young was meant to be an ambassador for FFA. With her passion for all things agriculture, it’s not hard to see why she is this year’s Indiana FFA state president.

The Hope native, much like the six other state officers, has had little to no down time since being elected in June at the state convention.

The officers continue to participate in training, conferences and other leadership opportunities, including a recent trip to the State Presidents’ Conference in Washington, D.C.

The Hauser High School graduate first got into advocating for agriculture through 4-H and was a 10-year member.

She also got involved with FFA, where she made an immediate connection with the organization and continued her involvement within the industry.

Young plans to continue to advocate for agriculture not only during the next year, but for many years to come.

Q: When did you get involved with agriculture?

A: I have always been involved with agriculture. I was raised on a family farm. We had 80 head of Angus and corn and soybeans.

Q: When did you know you wanted to be a state officer?

A: When I was a freshman I looked at the state officers and realized that was what I wanted to do.

Q: What excites you about agriculture?

A: The connections that are made within the different sectors in the industry, whether that is a business or a family farm. There is a tight bond within the industry and that atmosphere excites me.

Q: Tell me about your family.

A: My parents are Kevin and Terri Young. I also have a younger brother, Braden, who will turn 12 soon.

Q: What are your plans when the year concludes?

A: I plan to attend Ivy Tech in Columbus for two years before transferring to Purdue University. I’m planning to major in agriculture education. I want to teach in the classroom. I’m also considering a minor in agricultural communications.

Q: Why do you want to go into education?

A: Without agriculture education, it’s impossible to have a steady program. Recruiting educators is so important all over, not just in Indiana. Educators have the potential to impact a life.