My supervised agricultural experience is considered placement and consists of my employment at a local restaurant where I practice aspects of food service such as food preparation and customer satisfaction. This experience allows me to see how farming operations come into the public environment through food production.
What do you hope to accomplish during your year of service to Missouri FFA?
I believe that this organization offers each member the opportunity to succeed and belong. Regardless of their background or ability, I hope to encourage members to find something they can excel at in the FFA. I was able to find a community and discover my potential through the blue jacket and I know that every member can do the same. Serving as a state officer will allow me to share this message. I hope to assist current members to succeed in an area of their interest and encourage others to get involved.
What or who motivates and inspires you and why?
I am motivated by success and learning. Both of these aspects FFA members complement one another well. By further informing ourselves, we allow for more success to come from our hard work. Seeing others learn and succeed truly inspires me to reach my full potential. It really excites me to know that throughout my year of service, I will have the opportunity to share my ideas and knowledge as well as take in FFA members thoughts. This learning and success will lead to positive results for Missouri FFA.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to attend Crowder College to utilize my scholarship from the A+ Program and earn my associates degree in General Agriculture. Later, I plan to attend Missouri State University to receive my bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education. Following college graduation, I hope to become actively involved in the education aspect of agriculture and work towards strengthening the future of agriculture.
What is something unique or interesting that few people know about you?
Most people seem to find it interesting when they find out I was a varsity cheerleader at Miller High School. My participation continued over the four years of high school and the last year consisted of cheering alongside my younger sister, Jordan. I often credit this experience for my constant enthusiasm and positive attitude.
Advice to FFA Members
To put it simply, be a team player. We learn more from working with people whose views differ from our own, than working with only like-minded individuals. Do not be afraid to voice your ideas and thoughts because we all perceive things differently. Imagine what a boring and unproductive world it would be if we all agreed on everything all the time.