About Kari Fischer
Hello Wisconsin FFA! My name is Kari Fischer and I will be representing Section 4 during the 2016-2017 school year! I'm very excited to get to know all of you and help you along in all your FFA experiences. I grew up in Argyle, WI where I've also lived my entire life. My parents are Caroline Rossing and Roger and Christy Fischer. I have a large family, with seven siblings total. In Argyle, my mother used to own the local grocery store, so I have always been very connected to and involved in the Argyle community both through school and in my own time. I have many hobbies and qualities that make me unique! I was very involved in high school, being apart of FFA, Student Council, National Honor Society, Art Club, Music Club, and as a class officer. I held leadership roles in many of these organizations, and being a leader for others was always an important value of mine. I also was an avid softball player throughout my entire high school career and loved to cheer on all the other sporting teams that I was not apart of. In the very little amount of free time that I have, I love to read, especially Shakespeare, hang out with my family and friends, and live life to the fullest! I will be attending the University of Wisconsin Madison this fall with an Undecided major.
What has been your favorite thing about this year so far?
I can only pick one favorite? If I had to pick just one I would say having the opportunity to meet FFA members from all different states through National Convention, National Ag Day, and various other events where we've gotten to meet up with other states! Besides learning about a completely new culture and area, it's always cool to find out what type of agriculture is dominant in their area and how it contributes to their state economies. Plus, the way they see FFA is completely different than how we see it. It's just so amazing, I can't describe it fully.†
What are you looking forward to most in the coming months?
Of course our State FFA Convention! It's such a great event where we get to congratulate all of the amazing FFA members and award winners that we have here in our state. Besides Convention, I'm really excited to attend local chapter banquets. Hearing the speeches and accomplishments of our members on a more personal level is so exciting to see.†
What do you plan to do after state office?
It's definitely going to be a weird first few months, not having to wear Official Dress all the time. I'll definitely be attending my first FFA Alumni Meeting as an official member! I'm super pumped for that! Otherwise I'll hopefully have an internship or job locked down to help prepare my financially for my first full year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison! Go Badgers!†
What advice would you like to leave for FFA members?
Don't take ANYTHING for granted. It might seem like high school is going to last forever, but it'll go by faster than you think and all of a sudden it's your graduation day. Make sure to take all of the opportunities in FFA and your other clubs or sports so that you can prepare yourselves for what lies ahead after high school. Also, have fun with these opportunities! You only get to do them a few times, so make sure to "Be all there" and really put your full effort and attention into what you're doing.