That noise you may have heard from the southwest part of Roosevelt County earlier this month was a celebration for Lyle Logemann, who’s gone from tiny Elida to a national office with the Future Farmers of America.
Logemann, a 2018 graduate of Elida High School and a sophomore at Eastern New Mexico University, was elected as the western region vice president during the 92nd annual FFA national convention and expo in Indianapolis.
He is one of six newly elected national officers, along with President Koleson McCoy, Secretary Kourtney Lohman and three other regional vice presidents. The Western Region covers 11 U.S. states and Guam.
The last New Mexico student to serve in the office was Caleb Gustin of Moriarty in 2015-16. The last Elida graduate to serve in an FFA national office was Ryan Best, who was FFA national president in 2011-12.