Agriculture Processing and Beef Production Placement and Ownership
What motivated you to want to become a Missouri FFA officer?
I wanted to become a Missouri State FFA Officer because I wanted to serve as a role model for FFA members just like past state officers have done for me. So many of the past state officers have had a huge impact on my life, and I want to have that same impact on the Missouri FFA Association and its members.
Who is your hero and why?
My hero is my dad, Keith. My dad is my hero because he has always pushed me to do my very best in everything and all of my ideas. I am the person I am because my dad has helped me to achieve every dream and goal I made for myself. He is selfless and determined; he spends many days working at his job just to come home and get back to work on our family’s farm. He also spends many hours volunteering in our community. He has taught me that perseverance, respect, hard work and determination can help you reach any goal. I am so thankful that I get to call my hero, “dad.”
What are your plans for the future?
I plan to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia to major in agriculture communications and child life.
What is something unique or interesting that few people know about you?
One interesting thing about me is that I am actually almost completely deaf, but use cochlear implants to hear and communicate. I am also fluent in sign language!
Advice to FFA Members
My advice to FFA members is to take every opportunity you get. You may never have that opportunity again. Whether you are talking to someone new or trying a new competition, do it. You never know the impact you will leave on someone or the impact it will have on you. Always be ready to step out of your comfort zone and try something new; trust me, you won’t regret it.