Wyatt Hendley, Vice President

VP 2023-2024

Email Wyatt Hendley

Bloomfield FFA


Aqullia, Missouri


Southeast Missouri State University


Agribusiness Communications

Wyatt Hendley
SAE Project:

For my SAE, I work and care for my 7th-generation family farm. We raise Angus cattle, and grow soybeans, corn, and winter wheat. I take care of most tractor work on the farm such as bushhogging, planting, fertilizing, and feeding hay.

What motivated you to want to become a Missouri FFA officer?

I wanted to serve as a Missouri FFA officer so I could advocate for the farmers, and future farmers of Southeast Missouri. As the highest agricultural producing area of the state, Southeast Missouri is a perfect place to have been raised in the industry, and because of the diverse commodities in my area, I feel an even stronger desire to serve my community, chapter, and state.

What legacy do you most want to leave with Missouri FFA members during your year of service?

The legacy I wish to leave with Missouri FFA is the idea of taking risks. As a high school or early college student, this is the time to take risks, take chances, and shoot for a great goal. By the time I leave Missouri FFA, I hope my legacy leads more FFA members to take risks and take chances.

What are your plans for the future?

My plans for the future are to attend Southeast Missouri University and major in Agribusiness Communications. After I graduate from college I would like to work with a local agricultural company in marketing and sales. I hope that I can not only work in agriculture, but advocate for the industry as well.

What is something unique or interesting that few people know about you?

Something interesting that few people know about me is that I am an avid Culver’s fan, a classic video game collector, and one of seven siblings.

Advice to FFA Members

My advice to FFA members is to take every opportunity that comes your way. FFA activities like HYMAX, HYPE, MAbA, AOI and Public Speaking Academy are unmatched experiences that you can’t get anywhere else in the state. Doing CDEs and LDEs help grow your skills and your portfolio which will help your future career. Run for chapter office, area office, and maybe even state office someday. No matter what happens in your FFA career, don’t settle, don’t get comfortable, and keep reaching for the next big thing.