Missouri FFA has named Justin Eddy of Columbia as their new president for the next school year. Eddy says while he was surprised to get the top post, he had set a goal early on to pursue state office.

Eddy will not only juggle chapter visits and his duties over the next year with his officer team, but he’ll also have his senior year ahead of him at Hickman High School.

Eddy’s appointment as Missouri FFA president was announced last week. He succeeds Brenden Kleiboeker of Pierce City.