What motivated you to want to become a Missouri FFA officer?
Since I joined the FFA, I knew I wanted to go as far as I possibly could in the organization. I found my place in the FFA and knew that is where I belonged. I always looked up to the state officers, and now I want to be that influence on members. My ag teacher always told me her biggest regret was not running for state office, and then I knew that I had to do it for her. I want to use my voice to spread the message of agriculture and help FFA members across the state have the best experience in the organization.
Who is your hero and why?
My hero is definitely my mom. She raised me to be the person I am today, and nothing I have ever done would have been possible without her. She is a hardworking woman, and she always supports me no matter what. I know that I can go to her with any problem and she will know just how to fix it. After all, I wouldn’t know how to sort my laundry or cook spaghetti if it weren’t for her. I love you, Mom.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to attend Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. I will major in Wildlife and Conservation Biology. I then plan to work for the Missouri Department of Conservation as a wildlife biologist or a game warden.
What is something unique or interesting that few people know about you?
I am a very adventurous person who is always looking for a way to make the most of my free time. You can often find me either hunting in the woods or fishing in my kayak.
Advice to FFA Members
Don’t blink. Time goes by so fast, and we often wish we could go back and do things differently. High school will be over before you realize it. You won’t be an FFA member anymore. Take time to soak it all in, and don’t pass up opportunity. Make the best of your time as an FFA member. Enjoy it and take part in all the events and experiences you can.