White House Author
Jacob E. Dickey is currently a sophomore studying Agricultural Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. As an active member of the FFA, Jacob has a combined 7 years of FFA leadership experience in a variety of officer positions at the local and state levels. Jacob has led a volunteer initiative that involved over 10 regional schools, focused on the last line of the FFA motto: “Living to Serve”. He brought together a number of prominent businesses and civic organizations, including the Special Olympics and the United Nations World Food Programme, to develop a yearlong campaign that encouraged young students and future leaders to ‘live to serve.' The campaign reached nearly one-thousand agricultural education students and FFA members. In 2011, Jacob was selected as a National Coca-Cola Scholarship recipient through the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation. Jacob is currently continuing to bring together businesses and organizations in the agricultural community to promote leadership, service and agricultural education across Illinois. After graduation from the University of Illinois, Jacob plans to become a high school agricultural instructor and agricultural advocate.