About Laura Munger
Hello everyone! My name is Laura Munger and I am SO excited to serve as your 2016-2017 State FFA Secretary! I cannot wait to see what all the FFA chapters in Section 3 are up too! My FFA experience started in the West Salem FFA Chapter, but I ended up switching schools to the Holmen School District after my sophomore year in high school to further my involvement in FFA. During my high school years in FFA, I always tried to be apart of everything I could. I loved competing in speaking contests, specifically Creed, Extemporaneous, and Parliamentary Procedure. I didn't always enjoy public speaking, and it wasn't until my junior year that I began feeling confident with it. Along with speaking competitions, I participated in my chapter's Food For America program, Farm 2 School activities, conventions, CDE competitions, and of course, an SAE.I had three different SAEs, Dairy Goat Placement, Dairy Cattle Placement, and Equine Placement. I started my projects by raising dairy goats for almost ten years, and showing horses for six. Throughout those years, I learned how to manage and market my herd, communicate with other owners, potential buyers, and the general public. During my freshman year in high school, I started working on a dairy cow farm. I am glad I have experienced both the dairy goat and dairy cow aspects of the dairy industry, and I have learned to appreciate both. There's a little bit about me! I am so excited to meet you all this year and learn about your involvement in FFA and your SAEs!
What has been your favorite thing about this year so far?
I absolutely loved chapter visits. They offered me the chance to travel around section 3 and visit over 27 different schools. It was a really neat experience to be able to see the diversity of FFA chapters throughout the section and work with their FFA members.†
What are you looking forward to most in the coming months?
I am really looking forward to chapter banquets! I had the chance to meet the FFA members earlier in the year at their chapter visit, and I always look forward to coming back and seeing how much they have grown within the past year.†
What do you plan to do after state office?
I plan to pursue a degree as an equine veterinarian. Before I start my sophomore year of college at South Dakota state university, I hope to land an internship in Wyoming, Texas or New Mexico with an equine hospital.†
What advice would you like to leave for FFA members?
Take every opportunity you are given! My years as an FFA member are up, but there were so many events and activities I wasn't involved in because I was "too busy." Do not let that be your excuse because it may make sense at the time, but down the road you will wish you had made time.†