Diversified Agricultural Placement and Diversified Livestock Production Entrepreneurship
What motivated you to want to become a Missouri FFA officer?
Many past Missouri FFA officers motivated me to run for office. My freshman year, I began attending a new school district. In my quest of making friends, one really stood out: the State FFA officer I met at my area greenhand conference. She took time to learn more than the name on my jacket. She took time to learn just who Brenden Kleiboeker was. She learned my passions and my struggles and really took a vested interest in me, my FFA career and my life. That officer left a lasting impression on me. She inspired me to run for office, so that I can have that same positive impact on every member I meet.
Who is your hero and why?
My father, Philip Kleiboeker, is my hero. He is a man that lives to serve others before himself. Everything he does is to better our family. He helps his neighbors and is kind to all he encounters. He is a strong Christian man that lives for his Lord, his family, his community and his farm and is a great inspiration to me.
What are your plans for the future?
I will be attending the University of Missouri majoring in animal science. After graduation, I hope to work in the swine or poultry industry before eventually returning to the family farm.
What is something unique or interesting that few people know about you?
I had an LG flip phone until just recently. However due to moving to college and some extra responsibilities, I have now joined the 21stcentury with an iPhone.
Advice to FFA Members
Do not be afraid to do anything in this organization. FFA is truly here to help you develop your potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success. Everything in FFA is to better you as a person. So break out of your comfort zone and jump into everything feet first, because there is no telling where this great organization will take you.