I bake and sell friendship bread, mow the local water plant, and work for the City of Albany as my SAE.
What motivated you to want to become a Missouri FFA officer?
I want to inspire young people the way past state officers have inspired me. I’ve looked up to the state officers throughout my years in FFA and have aspired to be like them: to change the lives of FFA members just like they changed mine.
What legacy do you most want to leave with Missouri FFA members during your year of service?
I want my legacy to be one of empowerment, positivity and empathy. I want to teach FFA members how to be powerful themselves but not overshadow others, how to stay positive through the worst of times, and bring about positive change in the lives of others.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to go into the agricultural field in some way, but am still figuring out exactly where I belong. I’ve considered going into agricultural journalism, plant sciences, or agricultural education. I’m very excited to figure out where my place is.
What is something unique or interesting that few people know about you?
I was born in a car.
Advice to FFA Members
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there. It might seem scary, but it’s so rewarding when you break out of your comfort zone to try something new. You’ll grow so much if you just allow yourself to stretch outside of where you feel comfortable. Growth comes from the uncomfortable. So join that contest team, start that conversation, go to that convention, interview for that office. Be brave. Because if you don’t, you won’t grow into the amazing person God has created you to be.