Sayde Turner, a member of the Kossuth FFA Chapter, will lead more than 4,000 members of the Mississippi FFA Association during the 2013-14 school year as the state FFA treasurer. She was elected during the 80th Mississippi State FFA Convention on June 5 at Mississippi State University.
Turner is currently training with national FFA leadership experts. In July she and five other of the state’s FFA officers will host three weeks of Summer Leadership Camp for approximately 300 Mississippi FFA members from across the state at the C.M. Brewer FFA Leadership Center in Raymond.
The new state FFA officer is the daughter of Danny Joe and Renee Turner of Kossuth and a 2013 graduate of Kossuth High School. While at Kossuth she was a four-year member of FFA, serving as sentinel, vice president and student advisor.
In FFA she competed successfully in creed speaking and extemporaneous speaking contests, livestock and meats evaluation and received her State FFA Degree.
While at Kossuth she also competed in cross country, track and cheerleading. She shows breeding cattle through the 4-H and is a member of the Mississippi Junior Cattlemen’s Association, participating in the Making Tracks leadership program.