State FFA Officers Biographies
2017-2018 New Jersey State FFA Executive Board
State President - Renee A. Stillwell
Renee currently attends Mercer County Community College where she is an education major. She intends to transfer to Delaware Valley University where she will earn her degree to become an agriculture educator. Her supervised agricultural experience is showing, breeding, managing and raising Hampshire sheep, along with the production of feeder hogs. She has served as the Chapter Secretary and Chapter President (2x) for the Allentown FFA Chapter and most recently as the 2016-2017 New Jersey State FFA Secretary. If Renee could sum up the FFA in one sentence she would say, "FFA has changed me into the passionate, compelled and outgoing leader that I am today."
State Vice President - Jeremy D. Posluszny
Jeremy is a young aspiring leader who studies Economics and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Jeremy has developed an agricultural communications business for his supervised agricultural experience. He has served as a chapter officer for the Allentown FFA Chapter and most recently as the 2016-2017 New Jersey State FFA Treasurer. Jeremy has developed as a young and mature professional through participation in the Ag Business Management and Marketing Plan Career Development Events. If there is one thing FFA has done for Jeremy, it is that this national youth organization has inspired him to illuminate the excellence of FFA and agricultural education while serving others.
State Secretary - Kelsey L. Stockton
Kelsey is attending Rutgers University where she studies Food Industry Economics. Her supervised agricultural experience is being a Project Management Assistant at the Rutgers Food Innovation Center. She served as the 2016-2017 New Jersey State FFA Parliamentarian as well as the student advisor, reporter and president of the Salem Co. Vo. Tech FFA Chapter. She has competed in the National Agricultural Sales Career Development Event as well as various state level events. Kelsey's greatest result of her FFA experiences is finding her passion for food science and obtaining a job in the industry.
State Treasurer - Sarah E. Kelly
Sarah is currently studying Agribusiness at Cumberland County College. She plans on transferring to Penn State for environmental resource management. Her supervised agricultural experience involves working at The Flower Shoppe as a floral designer. She served as the Buena Regional FFA Chapter president for two years. Sarah's favorite events are the Fruits and Vegetables Career Development Event and the Horticultural Exposition. In addition to FFA, she is passionate about art, music and animals. She aspires to become a conservationist.
State Reporter - Ariel M. Norbeck
Ariel is a dedicated and passionate hard-worker that exemplifies what it means to be an FFA member. She will attend Stockton University in the fall to work toward her goal of being a biology/agriculture teacher. She works at Conover Farm Market as part of her supervised agricultural experience. In her free time, she plays four different instruments and loves signing and reading. She has competed in 3-5 and 6-8 Minute Prepared Public Speaking and even tried her hand at Land Judging and Homesite Evaluation. Ariel served as the Chapter Vice President for the Cape May Tech FFA Chapter.
State Sentinel - McKenna A. Moore
McKenna currently attends Salem Community College where she studies agricultural business management with aspirations of becoming an agricultural extension agent. She has served as the Chapter Treasurer and President of the Salem Co. Vo. Tech FFA Chapter. Her supervised agricultural experience includes working for the Rutgers Cooperative Extension Integrated Pest Management program. She has competed in several Career Development Events including, Teach Agriculture, Agricultural Sales, and Job Interview. McKenna enjoys gardening, beekeeping and playing with her seven cats.
State Parliamentarian - Allison L. Finn
Allison plans to study Biology at Monmouth University in the fall. Her supervised agricultural experience includes maintaining a garden and pet sitting. Allison has served as secretary and president for the Freehold FFA Chapter. She has competed in various Career Development Events including Creed Speaking, Prepared Public Speaking, and Milk Quality & Products. Allison enjoys creative writing and environmental science. She aspires to be an environmental lawyer. Allison says, "FFA is an amazing organization that is creating the leaders of tomorrow."
State FFA Executive Committee Chair - Morgan Rutar
Morgan recently received her Associate's Degree in Communications from Warren County Community College. She has ambitions of becoming a publicist. She served as reporter for the Phillipsburg FFA Chapter, the New Jersey State Secretary and most recently as the 2016-2017 New Jersey State FFA Vice President. Her supervised agricultural experience includes raising and breeding Holland Lop Rabbits. She has competed in several Career Development Events including Parliamentary Procedure, Environmental & Natural Resources and Floral Design. She loves iced coffee, hard work and the National FFA Organization. Morgan will represent New Jersey in October as the National Officer Candidate.