Chris Ebbesmeyer, Vice President


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Paris FFA


Paris, Missouri


University of Missouri – Columbia


Park, Recreation, and Sport (Business Administration)

SAE Project

Turfgrass Management (Placement)

What motivated you to want to become a Missouri FFA officer?

I wanted to become a Missouri FFA State Officer because I wanted to make an impact in the lives of students by showing them their true potential. Throughout my time in FFA, I have witnessed the different ways that state officers have impacted the lives of members, and I want to be that person that is helping members better themselves. I was motivated by these officers because they made an impact in my life, and I wanted to help be the reason other members reach their true potential. 

Who is your hero and why?

My hero is my father, Jamie Ebbesmeyer. My dad has been a role model to me throughout my whole life. While I was growing up, my dad was always a really hard worker and pushed me to work hard in everything I did. My dad also is a volunteer firefighter and first responder. Watching my father leave at a moment’s notice to go and help others in need has shown me that the lives of others are much more important than anything else that might be going on. My father is a perfect example of living to serve. My father is also a member of many different community groups and helps others through these organizations. I know that my dad has made an impact on countless numbers of lives and for this reason he is my hero.

What are your plans for the future?

My plans for the future are to obtain a degree at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Pknow when you will find something that will change your life forever.ark, Recreation, and Sport (Business Administration) and follow my dreams in becoming a golf course manager. I plan to also obtain my PGA Certification and become a PGA Professional at the golf course. Through this path I will not only be able to work in an industry I am passionate for, but will also be able to advocate for the agriculture industry by still returning to my roots in the FFA Organization. 

What is something unique or interesting that few people know about you?

Something unique or interesting about me is that I am the youngest of four boys in my family.

Advice to FFA Members

My advice to FFA members is to take advantage of as many different opportunities as you can. Throughout my first year of FFA, I was hesitant about some of the opportunities that FFA had to offer. I soon realized how amazing this organization is, and that I wanted to do as many things as I could within the FFA. I encourage all members to go out of their comfort zone and try new activities because you never