Wed, 13 September 2023
OFI 1833: An American Star Farmer Finalist On The Way Up | FFA SAE Edition | Luke Jennings | Felicity-Franklin High School FFA
Luke Jennings is a 2023 American Star Farmer Finalist. He is also the state president for Ohio FFA, serving his second term as a state officer in the Buckeye State.
I first interviewed Luke in 2021 at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. The media center for the convention is in the media offices at Lucas Oil Field where the Indianapolis Colts play, so we sat down in a room over looking the entire domed stadium, the huge FFA stage and the football field below.
Luke went up on the big stage three times that convention, including one time as a National Proficiency Finalist. I thought I was surely catching this young man at the heights of his FFA career. I didn't think this because I didn't think him capable, but he had accomplished so much already it was just a natural thought. However, in the following school year he became an Ohio State Officer, in May of 2023 he was elected for a second term - this time as state president and then in July he was selected as a finalist for American Star Farmer!
I couldn't be more proud of what this young man has done and is now doing, and it is my thrill to have him back on the show.