Noah Richert of Springfield has been named as the 2020-2021 FFA State Secretary. Richert’s leadership and service to others are evident from his experiences in FFA, community service, National Guard, and work in agriculture. COVID-19 presented unusual disruptions in the order meetings that were held for many agricultural groups. Within FFA, the selection of officers occurred nearly a month later than originally scheduled. Due to an unforeseen conflict, an officer chose to resign. This allowed for the selection of Richert to complete the officer team.