Supervised Agricultural Experience:
My primary SAEs were dairy production placement, and entrepreneurship. For the placement aspect of my project I worked on my grandparents' farm, as well as at dairy cattle shows and sales. I also raised swine to show at my county fair, and I work at a wholesale greenhouse each spring.
What is one lesson you have learned as a state FFA officer?
I have always been the type of person who likes having a plan. This year it has become more apparent than ever that itís okay to change plans as you go and to be adaptable when things do not happen exactly as planned. This was important to remember during workshops when activities took longer than expected or the first time Alexis and I met Collin to carpool to learn we couldnít park a vehicle at our planned location overnight. In these situations it was important to stay calm and think quickly to revise the original plan.
If you could be any food, what would you be and why?
Cheese! Not only is cheese one of my favorite foods, but if there is something you should know about me itís that I am from the cheese curd capitol and Iím proud of it! I also like that there are many different types of cheese to choose from but I can also relate this to the many different things I enjoy doing including: baking, shooting archery, fishing, watching my brother play sports, and taking care of my livestock to name a few.
What is one opportunity that you'd recommend trying at the Wisconsin FFA Convention this June?
Workshops are a great way to learn more about specific interests you have, or allow you to step outside your comfort zone for 45 minutes and learn about something new. They also give FFA members the opportunity to connect with important industry leaders, past state officers, advisors, and others who have been impacted by our organization and continue to give back to FFA. Workshops are also an interactive and fun environment where you have the opportunity to meet other members. I highly recommend checking out the workshops this year as well as the many other opportunities such as tours, catching sessions, watching speaking completions, and browsing through the agriscience fair and art competitions! There is so much Convention has to offer, you are sure to find something that interests you.