Elida graduate named FFA president

Freedom New Mexico

Elida High graduate Ryan Best was recently named president of the National Future Farmers of America organization for the 2011-12 year at the 84th annual National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

For the next year, Best and his national officer peers will be the face and spirit of FFA. They will travel throughout the country to visit top leaders in business, government and education and they will lead personal growth and leadership training seminars for FFA members.

Originally from Portales, Best is a junior at New Mexico State University in pursuit of a major in agricultural and extension education and a minor in agricultural economics and business.

He was a member of the Elida High School FFA Chapter in Elida.

He is the son of Kent and Sherri Best of Portales.