My SAE consists of a several different components. My ownership experience includes beef, swine, vegetable and specialty crop production. In addition to this, I am employed by Feeders Grain, Inc. and Bailey Family Farms LLC.
What do you hope to accomplish during your year of service to Missouri FFA?
During my year of service to Missouri FFA, I hope to reach out and impact every member I encounter. I hope to encourage, motivate and inspire members across the state, just as I was encouraged, motivated and inspired by state officers in previous years. I also hope to progressively promote and advocate for the Missouri agriculture industry.
What or who motivates and inspires you and why?
I tend to thrive on expectation. Many of my family members are career educators, including my mother and father. I have always been taught and reminded, “Less than my best is never good enough.” My parents, teachers, advisors, peers and I expect the best academically, behaviorally and competitively. This high level of expectation continues to be my motivation and drive me to succeed.
What are your plans for the future?
My future plans, after my senior year of high school, include attending the University of Missouri-Columbia or Kansas State University and pursuing a degree in animal science. I intend to be involved in the animal agriculture industry and positively advocate for the agriculture industry.
What is something unique or interesting that few people know about you?
I own a business called Bailey’s Brand. I enjoy repurposing old barn lumber and creating home décor. I have a store on Etsy.com and sell things across the country.
Advice to FFA Members
Opportunities will always come and go, but some spectacular opportunities will only come once and be gone forever. Take advantage of every opportunity that comes your way, no matter how big or small. There are some opportunities, looking back, I did not pursue and now I desperately wish I would have.