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By: Texas FFA
April 15, 2014


In 2010 the Texas FFA Association partnered with the Soderquist Center for Ethical Leadership to train former FFA members so that they could come back to Texas and educate students through interactive presentations at the State Leadership Conference, Area Camps, District Camps, etc. Entering its fifth year, the Ethical Leadership Fellows program still has the goal to foster the ideas of ethics, values and leadership within Texas FFA members! FFA and agriculture need leaders who are willing to stand up, speak out and advocate and the Ethical Leadership Fellows help equip you with the tools that you need to do so.

This year, we have three dynamic individuals who have been selected as the 2014 Ethical Leadership Fellows. They have made a commitment to their job, and are excited to work with you this upcoming summer and fall.

The Fellows are excited for the task that awaits them, and they are looking forward to having the chance to work with you. To learn more information about the program and how you can interact with the 2014 Texas FFA Ethical Leadership Fellows, check out their page on the Texas FFA website http://texasffa.org/page.aspx?ID=159. The Texas FFA Ethical Leadership Fellows program is funded through a generous donation by a past State FFA Officer and his wife. We thank our generous parents for their continued investment in the Texas FFA and the youth of Texas.

Jordon Bien
Past Texas FFA State Officer – Tarleton State University 
Jordon Bien is a past Texas FFA State Officer from Brownsboro, TX. Jordon served the Area VIII Association as a State Vice President during the 2012-2013 school year. Jordon and his teammates lead the association to a record membership milestone of reaching 100,000 members. Jordon understands the importance of ethical leadership, and says “We have to feel comfortable talking about ethics and leadership, so that others can follow in our footsteps.” Jordon is heading into his junior year at Tarleton State University where he is majoring in Agricultural Education.

Tori Jones
Past Texas FFA Foundation Ambassador – Tarleton State University 
Tori Jones is a past Texas FFA Foundation Ambassador from Petersburg, TX. Tori served as an Ambassador for three summers, and understand the value that Texas FFA supporters place on ethics, values and leadership. Tori says “Leading is one thing, but being ethical about is and sticking to your values through your leadership determines the type of leader that you are.” Tori is heading into her sophomore year at Tarleton State University where she is majoring in Agribusiness with an emphasis in Agricultural Economics. 

Chanda Neal 
Past Texas FFA Foundation Ambassador – Tarleton State University 
Chanda Neal is a past Texas FFA Foundation Ambassador from Saltillo, TX. Chanda is excited to share what she has learned through her Ambassador and FFA experience to help other members! Chanda says “I want to help plant seeds of service, ethics and value-based leadership in our members so that we can continue to produce blossoming leaders who are willing to give back and grow the leadership of our organization.” Chanda is heading into her sophomore year at Tarleton State University where she is majoring in Agricultural Education with a minor in Agriculture Communications.