Supervised Agricultural Experience:
Equine Entrepreneurship - I buy, sell, and train horses for competition and sale. I also started my own breeding program in the spring. I have one foal on the ground now who is about five months old and six adult horses.
What was your favorite FFA opportunity that you participated in?
The National FFA Convention and Discussion Meet are by far my favorites. At the convention, I loved being able to talk to so many different members from different states and learning about what they do in their home chapters and states. I also liked checking out all the vendors and seeing the leaps and bounds agriculture is taking in innovation. Discussion Meet was my favorite Leadership Development Event and one of the activities I waited all for all year. I thoroughly enjoyed being able to discuss some of our very pressing issues in agriculture with other members who were also knowledgeable in the subjects. If you enjoy having conversations, you will have so much fun in this contest! 10/10 would recommend.
What was your favorite holiday tradition growing up?
My family always spends Christmas together and have a traditional Polish meal. All 34 of us get together in Grandma Ciolkosz's garage, after all, it wasn't really Christmas if it was in the house. The meal starts with mushroom soup and then goes on with potatoes, lima beans, shrimp, pierogis, and a few other foods. It's a great time and there is nothing better you can ask for than good food and great family!
Looking to the future, what is one goal you have for the rest of your year serving as a state FFA officer?
I want to be able to continue to hear the opinions of Section One and others around the state. I am here to serve you guys and bring your voices to the table. I want to hear anything you have to say about the FFA. Whether it be good, bad, or otherwise, every opinion is an important one. I want to be able to help everyone that I possibly can throughout this year, in anyway that I can.