My SAE consists of 49 acres of crops that I rent from two local landowners where I plant corn and soybeans. In addition to that, I own a small cow-calf herd and raise show steers. I also work for Robnett Farms and Mike Martin Cattle Company.
What motivated you to want to become a Missouri FFA officer?
Growing up, I have always had a passion for the agricultural industry. Through this organization, I was able to dive a little deeper into that and learn how to effectively advocate for things that are very important to me and I am passionate about. I wanted to help other students across the state of Missouri find their passions and advocate for things that are very close to their hearts! I am motivated to help Missouri FFA members find their HOME in Missouri agriculture.
Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my Great-Grandma Dubbert. She always put others before herself! She was a faithful farm wife who would cook a gourmet meal and take it to the guys in the field no matter the time of day. She was very passion-driven, and I hope to possess some of those same traits!
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia this fall and study animal science. After graduation, I hope to obtain a job where I get to work in the cattle or poultry industry and focus on animal nutrition.
What is something unique or interesting that few people know about you?
I was actually a beekeeper and had three hives before I found out that I was highly allergic to them. I really enjoy beekeeping and selling my honey to local consumers but am no longer able to do that! I even have to carry an Epi-Pen with me!
Advice to FFA Members
Take every opportunity you can! The National FFA Organization has so many opportunities for you to grow as leaders but to gain those skills you have to step out of your comfort zone and try new things. DO NOT let the fear of something stop you from going to that conference or workshop. Be confident in yourself; everybody has something unique about them!