Our Team

Our Staff

carly weaver


Carly currently serves as the Idaho FFA Foundation’s Program and Events Manager. In addition to managing the annual raffle and scholarship program, she assists with annual events like the State FFA Convention and Gem State Leadership Conference, as well as annual golf scrambles and other programming and fundraising events. 

Carly attended the University of Idaho, where she studied Agriculture Business, and has spent the last few years doing communications and volunteer work in the Idaho agriculture industry. Carly has deep roots with Idaho FFA and has been involved with the organization since 2011; she served in several elected roles, attended state, regional and national conferences, and participated in multiple Career Development Events with the Meridian FFA Chapter. 

Carly enjoys gardening, food and cooking, animals, and the great outdoors. In her free time, you can find her camping, spending time with her loved ones, and chasing after her Brittany pup, Scout. Carly is a fifth-generation Idahoan involved in production agriculture. 


cassidey plum

programs intern

Cassidey is a fourth-year student at the University of Idaho studying agricultural economics with an agri-business emphasis. Growing up in Meridian Idaho she became an active member of her FFA chapter and participated in various opportunities from showing livestock to competing in leadership and career development events. She then served as the Idaho FFA State Secretary in 2019-2020 where she traveled throughout the state of Idaho and the Pacific Northwest meeting with FFA members, stakeholder, and industry professionals. 

 After her year of service to the Idaho FFA Association she continued her passion for different leadership positions in college by becoming an involved member of her sorority, an ambassador for the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, a Senator for the University and now (as of spring 2021) an intern for the Idaho FFA Foundation.

 Cassidey spent the past summer interning for the United States Senate in Washington D.C. and has since returned to the team! She is now assisting in managing the Foundation’s Scholarship Raffle and Gift of Blue programs, website design and helping with our scholarship program and golf scrambles! 

Lauren devries

communications intern

Lauren is a Junior at the University of Idaho pursing a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Science, Communication and Leadership with minors in Public Relations and Advertising. Lauren grew up on a cattle ranch in Cambridge, Idaho and plans to use her education and experiences to advocate for the beef industry and agriculture in Idaho. Growing up in the very rural community of Cambridge, Lauren was very active in her local FFA chapter. She participated in multiple different FFA programs and events throughout high school.

Lauren is currently managing the Foundation’s social media accounts, assisting in website design, the newsletter – The Corduroy Connection, helping with our scholarship program and facilitated golf scrambles this past summer. As an intern she is excited to build her networking and communications skills while giving a fresh perspective of a former Idaho FFA Member. She enjoys living on her husband’s family ranch during the summer and actively participating in various activities and clubs while she lives in Moscow, Idaho during the school year.


2022-2023 Board of Trustees

Executive Committee:

Jerry Olson, Chairman
VP/Sr. Commercial Lending Officer

Zions Bank

Amy Smith, Vice Chair
Relationship Manager

Ag West Farm Credit

Jessica Anderson, At-Large Trustee

Amalgamated Sugar

Kevin Barker, At-Large Trustee
Notus High School Instructor

High Valley Consulting

Marcia Jedry CAE
Executive Director

Idaho FFA Foundation


Board Members:

Dr. Kattlyn Wolf

Interim Department Head​ 

U of I Ag & Extension Education

Clara-Leigh Evans
Executive Director

Idaho FFA Association

Chuck Radloff
Alumni Representative/Farmer

State FFA Alumni

Judy Woody

Business Owner/Farmer

Diamond W Farms

Craig Lindquist

Western Idaho Realty

Sid Freeman
Business Owner/Farmer

Sunny View Farms

Pat Dixon
Madison Junior High School Instructor

IATA Representative

Marc Beitia
American Falls High School Instructor

IATA Representative

Shawn Dygert
Kuna High School Instructor

IATA Representative

Christian Griffith
Branch Manager

D.L. Evans Bank

Kevin Barker

Notus High School Instructor

High Valley Consulting

Stephen Parrott

Chief Financial Officer

Fort Boise Produce

Jessica Anderson


Amalgamated Sugar

Justin Patten

Director of Operations

Idaho Farm Bureau Federation

Rick Phillips

Public Affairs Manager

J.R. Simplot Company

LaChelle Bohner

Marketing Manager

Valley-Wide Cooperative

Lori Blattner

Intermountain Gas Company

Past State Officer Rep


To learn more about the Idaho FFA Foundation and how you can become involved, please contact:

Carly Weaver CAE, Interim Executive Director


+1(208) 856-0288




Mailing Address: P.O. Box 827, Star, ID 83669