Food Service, Agricultural Communications and Diversified Agricultural Production
What motivated you to want to become a Missouri FFA officer?
When I joined FFA, I had no idea that this organization and the people in it would have such a huge impact on me. I did not know what I was capable of, and Missouri FFA and all those involved in it helped me find and develop my ability to lead, speak and motivate others. I am here because I want to help Missouri FFA members find out what they are truly capable of, and I want to give back to this organization that has given me so much.
Who is your hero and why?
My hero has always been my dad. Growing up, my dad helped me find my passion for agriculture by always letting me tag along with him, whether that was to feed cattle, in the combine during harvest, or hauling grain to the elevator. I was usually by his side. He also taught me so much of what I know today. He instilled in me so many important values like hard work, dedication and determination. My dad will always be my hero.
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to attend the University of Missouri- Columbia to major in Agricultural Education- Communication & Leadership. After college, I hope to pursue a career in the agricultural industry where I can actively use my voice to better agriculture.
What is something unique or interesting that few people know about you?
Something unique about me is that I cannot whistle. I have tried many different ways and many different times, but have never been able to get it. So, if you have any tips or tricks send them my way!
Advice to FFA Members
Go all in. Let go of all hesitations, second thought and doubts and give everything you have at all times. Within this organization you have the chance to learn and grow in numerous ways, but you can only get out of it what you put in. Do not be afraid of failure; failure and getting out of your comfort zone is the only way to grow.