Missouri FFA and Agriculture Education | Ben Luebbering – VP
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Ben Luebbering – VP

Deer Season

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Ben Luebbering – VP

Deer season has arrived in Missouri! This time of year ranks among my favorites as the leaves turn to bright colors, and the hunter orange fills the woods of my hometown. With deer hunting season comes my hope of seeing the “30-pointer.” In fact, I have not shot a buck in seven years as I continue to hold out for that buck of a lifetime. Sitting in the deer stand for hours on end becomes tiring and very tempting to shoot one of the younger deer that passes through. In the end it is all worth it for me when the opportunity to harvest a mature whitetail arises. The quest for these elusive big bucks has taught me several valuable lessons. To be successful in the deer woods I must be patient, persistent and passionate. Patience is key to control the urge to leave the stand or shoot a smaller deer. I must be persistent by spending countless hours waiting for the perfect opportunity. Finally, passion is key because without a love for what you do it is easy to lose sight of the goal.
FFA members, I challenge you all to take these lessons from the deer woods and apply them to your goals within the FFA. Always be patient, persistent and passionate, and success will be right around the corner!

 

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Advocate, Compete and Serve

Ben Luebbering, casual

Ben Luebbering – VP

It is an exciting time to be a Missouri FFA member! FFA Camp is wrapping up, providing us valuable tools to use throughout the year as we advocate, compete and serve. I hope that we all have had the opportunity to set new goals for the upcoming year so that we can truly set our leadership on target and hit the bullseye. Just as camp and other leadership academies such as HYPE and HYMAX are coming to an end, fair season is coming into full swing. This gives us the prime opportunity to apply the valuable leadership and advocacy techniques that we have obtained throughout this summer. Fairs give us, as agriculturists, the opportunity to share our message to consumers by using our projects and livestock as a platform for conversations. These experiences are critical as we continue to spread the good word of agriculture. There are also a number of opportunities to help our peers and younger students as they learn the ways of the fair. We must remember to take advantage of every opportunity presented to us so we can continue to grow. At the end of the day, remember to keep shooting for the bullseye!

 

 

 

 

 

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