South Dakota FFA State Officers & Ambassadors
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2023-2024 South Dakota FFA State Ambassadors
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2023-2024 State President
Alyssa Feather is the daughter of Robert and Tonya Feather and the sister of Marlie, Justin and Nathan Feather. Alyssa grew up in Wilmot, South Dakota. This fall, Alyssa will be attending South Dakota State University majoring in political science. During high school Alyssa was very involved in FFA, student council, oral interpretation, theater, choir, yearbook, and volleyball. Outside of school, Alyssa was a legislative page, ALA South Dakota Girls State delegate and also ALA Girls Nation senator. Alyssa had two jobs throughout high school: she worked at her local gas station where she prepared food and she worked at her local daycare. As an active member of the Wilmot FFA Chapter for five years, Alyssa took advantage of numerous competitive events: employment skills and ag communications, livestock judging, and floriculture. Alyssa’s favorite FFA memory was riding on a charter bus with different chapters to the national convention her freshman year. Alyssa enjoys investing in her community through service projects. FFA has helped Alyssa develop her communication and networking skills; it has additionally allowed her to advocate for agriculture while also making memories and friends. Alyssa proudly serves as the 2023-2024 State FFA President.
2023-2024 State Vice President
Dustin Kolb is the son of David Kolb and DeLyssa Stadheim and the brother of Deaundra (Stephen) Muller, Shawna, and Chantel Kolb. Dustin grew up outside of Bison, SD on an Angus-Simmental ranch where he developed a love for agriculture and ranching. Dustin attended school in Belle Fourche, SD where he graduated in May 2023. Throughout high school, Dustin was involved in FFA, National Honors Society, cross country, theatre, All-State Chorus, chorus, and the rodeo team. In FFA, Dustin competed in agricultural broadcasting, conduct of chapter meetings, parliamentary procedure, horse evaluation and selection, livestock judging, and milk quality and products. One of Dustin’s favorite FFA memories is when he competed in parliamentary procedure at the 2022 National FFA Convention. Throughout the coming year, Dustin is looking forward to expanding his knowledge of the agricultural industry and developing meaningful connections within it—with members, sponsors, and those who work in its many fields. In the fall, Dustin will be attending South Dakota State University to further his agricultural education focusing on animal housing facilities. Dustin proudly serves as the 2023-2024 State FFA Vice President.
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Raesa Zelinsky (pronounced Ray-suh Zel-in-skee) is the daughter of Rob and Christy Zelinsky and the sister of Riggen and Rhett Zelinsky. Raesa has grown up on a purebred Suffolk operation in Brookings, where she found her love for the livestock industry and helping the youth. Her love for sheep embedded the idea to start her own flock of merchandising wether-type Suffolk lambs to young showmen. Over the years, Raesa has increased the number of ewes in her flock along with starting her own online sale in March, which has become her main place to merchandise the offspring. Raesa has proudly sold lambs to youth in South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Nebraska. Raesa graduated from Brookings High School; she was active in FFA, 4-H, National Honors Society, HOPE Squad Advocate, volleyball, and served as director on the National Junior Suffolk Association Board. While in FFA, she competed in employment skills, ag sales, and livestock judging. Raesa’s favorite FFA memory was her senior year when their livestock evaluation team was named state champions. Raesa is excited to share her love for the livestock and agriculture industry with a great number of students across the state and elaborate that FFA is something for everyone. Raesa is also overjoyed to have the opportunity to meet various sponsors that support SD FFA and continue to believe in the future generations of agriculture. This coming fall, Raesa will be attending South Dakota State University majoring in animal science with a specialization in industry relations. Raesa proudly serves as the 2023-2024 State FFA Secretary.
Gretta Larson is the daughter of Joey and Crystal Larson and the sister of Gunner and Gillda Larson. Gretta grew up on a small hobby farm north of Lake Preston, where she raises registered Nigerian Dwarf dairy goats and baby doll sheep. Gretta enjoys showing her livestock in FFA, 4-H, and open class shows as well as working with her dad by raising pigs for market. Throughout high school, Gretta was involved in choir, show choir, band, marching band, oral interpretation, one act, all school musical, FFA, National Honor Society, student council, and 4-H. In FFA, Gretta competed in creed speaking, parliamentary procedure, employment skills, extemporaneous speaking, and veterinary science. Gretta’s favorite FFA memory was her junior year when she was able to attend her first National FFA Convention. During this time, she was able to meet many other people from around the nation and develop a love for the way FFA draws people from all sorts of different backgrounds together. FFA has also given Gretta the opportunity to see how agriculture is developed, runs, and grows as an industry, while learning more about the people behind the amazing advancements and creations in agriculture today. This fall, Gretta will be attending South Dakota State University, majoring in animal science and biotechnology. Gretta hopes to be able to build her network and get to know many different FFA members, advisors, and sponsors throughout her year as she proudly serves as the 2023-2024 State FFA Treasurer.
2023-2024 State Reporter
Gabrielle Rebelein (pronounced Reb-ell-line) is the daughter of Dennis and Tammy Rebelein. Gabrielle grew up as the second oldest of five children: Shannon, Brady, Sheridan, and Shane. While she is from Brookings, SD, she spent most of her time on her family’s farm just west of Madison, SD. It was on that land where her love and admiration for the agricultural industry began and continues to grow. Gabrielle has been involved in the American Quarter Horse Association, South Dakota Pork Producers, 4-H, and FFA. She has a diverse background in swine and equine production and performance. While at Sioux Valley High School, she served as the student body president, was inducted into the National Honors Society, a Choir member, and an active participant in the Sioux Valley FFA Chapter. Within the FFA, Gabrielle competed in the horse evaluation, creed speaking, conduct of chapter meetings, ag sales, and ag broadcasting. Gabrielle could be found outside the classroom under the bright lights of a rodeo arena. She has proudly represented the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association (PRCA) and the agricultural industry for the past eight years as a rodeo queen. She recently ended her year as the 2022 Teen Miss Rodeo South Dakota. As a representative and advocate for our livestock, land, and stewardship, Gabrielle has utilized her speaking skills, networking capabilities, and confident adaptability to drive her forward in her work within the FFA and ag industry. She will be continuing her education at Augustana University majoring in journalism and psychology plus a minor in sociology with an emphasis on criminology and deviance, on the pre-law path. Gabrielle proudly serves as the 2023-2024 State FFA Reporter.
2023-2024 State Sentinel
Emily Robbins is the daughter of Dan and Susan Robbins and the sister of Marie Robbins. Emily grew up outside of Aurora, where she found her love and passion for agriculture. Growing up, FFA and agriculture played an active part in Emily’s life and she is excited to be a part of the next generation of agriculturists. Emily will be attending South Dakota State University this fall for a double major in agriculture business and agriculture communication. During high school, Emily was very engaged in FFA, 4-H, basketball, volleyball, track, choir, and National Honor Society. Emily has served as a state 4-H ambassador, South Dakota 4-H Legislator, and a legislative page. Emily graduated from Elkton High School where she was an active member of the Elkton FFA Chapter and competed in a variety of LDE’s and CDE’s including employment skills, prepared public speaking, creed speaking, and farm business management. She served as a district officer and has completed an entrepreneurship Supervised Agricultural Experience project. Her Sheep Production SAE has grown her knowledge and experience within the sheep industry. Emily’s favorite FFA memory is when she traveled to Washington D.C. to attend Washington Leadership Conference. Emily is excited to grow and share her passion for the agriculture industry. She is looking forward to connecting with members and hearing their stories. Emily proudly serves as the 2023-2024 State FFA Sentinel.
2023-2024 State Ambassador
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