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FFA Advisor of the Year Finalists Named

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Press Release

From:  Colleen Strickland, Curriculum Supervisor

Date:  May 3, 2021

Subject:  FFA Advisor of the Year Finalists Named


GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Florida FFA is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2021 FFA Advisor of the Year Award. The purpose of the FFA Advisor of the Year award is to recognize educators who have made a positive difference in their lives of their students. Individuals nominated must have taught for at least three years and have provided outstanding service to their FFA chapter, agricultural industry and agricultural education. The state winner will be announced during the 93rd Florida FFA State Convention at the Caribe Royale Resort in Orlando.


The 2021 Advisor of the Year Finalists in alphabetical order by chapter are:


Matthew Dettloff, Chiefland Middle FFA Chapter

Brittany Coleman, Durant FFA Chapter

Jill Huesman, Fort White FFA Chapter

Tori Lyons, Lafayette FFA Chapter

Tim Edwards, South Sumter FFA Chapter



The annual state FFA convention and expo is the highlight of Florida FFA’s year. Nearly 5,000 FFA members, advisors, administrators, alumni, parents and industry partners come together to celebrate the achievements won by the past and present generations of agriculturalists, while continuing to develop their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Attendees will be inspired and motivated to take pride in our industry, serve our communities, and become leaders of the next generation.


While at the convention, FFA members and guests will experience motivational speakers, award presentations, exciting exhibits, challenging Career and Leadership Development Events, and plenty of entertaining activities. Attendees can take a stroll through the Florida FFA Expo in search of the perfect career connection, attend a workshop to brush up on those leadership skills, or simply interact and share ideas with FFA members and advisors from across the state.