I have grown up in agriculture and around FFA. The first FFA event that I got to experience was FFA Camp before my freshman year. I went with a different chapter and knew absolutely no one besides a few ag teachers. While there, I really got to know some of the state officers and it showed me all the possibilities FFA has to offer. Over the past four years of my FFA career I have had the opportunity to connect with members and industry leaders, create lifelong friendships, and grow as an agriculturalist. FFA has given me so much and I decided that, for me, the way I wanted to give back to Missouri FFA and everyone in it, was to serve as a state officer.