Texas FFA Foundation announces summer intern
Austin - Tamil Harris of Gilmer, Texas, recently joined the Texas FFA Foundation as the summer intern and will play an integral role at the 84th Annual Texas FFA Convention. As the Foundation intern, Harris will be on location in Corpus Christi, Texas, representing the Texas FFA Foundation at the largest youth led convention in Texas with an approximately 11,000 members and guests estimated to attend.
Harris served as a chapter, district and area FFA officer, participated in numerous Leadership Development Events (LDE) and Career Development Events (CDE), as well as excelling in beef production proficiency raising Angus cattle. He was also active in academic and school organizations including serving on the Student Council and was a member of the 2009 State 3A Football Championship team.
Harris is continuing his education in agricultural business at Blinn College with plans to attend Texas A&M University.
“Words like ‘passion,’ ‘excellence’ and ‘hard work’ are characteristic of his performance as a former FFA member, and now as an agricultural business student at Blinn College,” says Aaron Alejandro, Executive Director of the Texas FFA Foundation. “The goals he set and accomplished in the FFA are now paralleled in his college and career goals. Tamil is a true servant leader, and we are pleased he’s chosen to ‘give back’ to the Texas FFA by sharing his passion in making the 84th Annual Texas FFA Convention the most exciting convention to date.”
FFA and agricultural education provide premier leadership opportunities, experiential learning and promote academic excellence through a rigorous curriculum combined with practical application and developing relationships.
“FFA built me up and made me who I am. I was, and still am, proud of what FFA has done to shape me,” Harris explains. “I hit the ground running and became committed to this organization. I believed in the FFA, and still do.”
As the summer intern, Harris will assist the Texas FFA Foundation and the Texas FFA Association with convention planning, execution and related activities.
The Texas FFA Foundation strives to build a strong future for Texas’ young people and agriculture. Texas agricultural education and the FFA family are strong because of the financial support of businesses, individuals and organizations who have chosen to make an investment guaranteed to grow. The Texas FFA Foundation provides a way for businesses, industries, other foundations and individuals to contribute financially by supporting scholarships and programs services, making certain the continued strength of one of Texas’ most distinguished youth programs.