Tech student earns national Collegiate FFA office

Chelsea Doss of Tech’s Collegiate Future Farmers of America earned Southern Region Vice President at the 82nd National FFA Convention last week in Indianapolis, Ind.. Doss was the first Tech student to be awarded a national office and was the first Tennessean to do so in more than 20 years. Doss is an agriculture business major at Tech. According to Julie Adams’ press release, she has served as a student government supreme court justice and senator, treasurer for the Collegiate Women’s Agricultural Service Club, an Agribusiness Economics Club Council representative, and a Tech Agricultural Ambassador. In 2007 she was named president of the Tennessee FFA Association.

“The real success we achieve while wearing the blue jacket is the impact we make,” Adams quoted Doss saying. “We impact our schools, our community and our country. We don’t always win; but we always learn. The lessons we learn vary, but we are bound together by a common thread-passion for agriculture and FFA.”

“Chelsea’s sheer desire to offer herself to help others is an amazing quality,” said David Frazier, school of agriculture assistant professor. “People don’t realize just how huge this all is.”

Doss’s responsibilities as vice president will include traveling, meeting leaders in business, participating in an international experience tour to Japan and providing personal growth and leadership training to students.