Brownlee runs for FFA State Office


Addison Dobbins

FFA adviser Melanie Birchmore and FFA member junior Matthew Brownlee awaiting the results of Brownlee’s FFA state candidate interview.

Addison Dobbins, Social Media Editor



FFA is an organization created to prepare the next generation of farmers and teach them the skills required to become agriculturists. Every year FFA officers for Chater, State and National departments are elected. Recently, LDHS junior and FFA member Matthew Brownlee ran to become a State representative in the South Carolina FFA.


“I want to continue my leadership in the FFA through a higher organization,” Brownlee said. The required processes is a point system, in which the top six will receive a position in the state FFA office. A Nomination Committee will vote on the candidates. If given a position in office, members will be required to attend Career Development Events. These include dairy, livestock and soil judging competitions. Members will also have the opportunity to speak at workshops for the upcoming generations of the FFA.


“This year will be extremely competitive,”  LDHS FFA Advisor Melanie Birchmore said. Nineteen people will be running for six positions in the state.