Nashua, Iowa – Twenty-four years after Dana Dietz became an Iowa State FFA Officer, Nashua-Plainfield can add another name to the chapter’s state officer list.
Lukas Bucknell, elected earlier this week, will serve as the North Central State Vice President for 2019-2020.
When he heard his name announced, Bucknell told North Iowa News, the experience was unbelievable.
Bucknell submitted an application, participated in several hours of intense interviews, delivered speeches and won votes from delegates and the nominating committee.
He’s participated in competitions, activities and held four officer positions including president of the chapter and district sentinel.
Bucknell’s ‘why’ is rooted in 22 words.
The motto comes from the late Caleb Ulrichs. The two were friends and Buckell says ‘impact is important’ and will be delivering those messages to members across the state.
Bucknell grew up near Plainfield on a ranch. Agriculture runs through his veins. His father is a bull rider, uncle is a bull fighter, his mother barrel races, and his grandparents run a chuck wagon.
He credits his advisor, Heidi Hain, for pushing him to run for district office where he served 3,000 members; now he’ll be working to support over 15,000 members.
Bucknell’s largest responsibility will be coordinating and conducting the 92nd Iowa FFA Leadership Conference.