About Hannah Taylor
Hello FFA! My name is Hannah Taylor and I am so excited to be serving as your Section 6 Wisconsin State FFA Officer and State Reporter. Let me tell you a bit about who I am. I am the second oldest child in my family, with an older sister and two younger brothers. I am a crazy sheep girl. I have shown sheep since I was old enough to walk. I have my own flock of Southdown sheep, with about 15 ewes and 2 rams. I am a K-State Wildcat. Last year I finished my freshman year at Kansas State University, majoring in Agricultural Communications and Journalism with a minor in Spanish. I chose K-State because I wanted to find a competitive livestock and meats judging program and I love the family atmosphere there. I am a band geek. I play the French horn and my all-time favorite bands to play in were the Wisconsin State FFA Honors band and the National FFA Honors band. These bands were also by far my favorite activity in FFA. I am super thrilled to start my year as a state officer and I can't wait to meet all of you! We have an amazing year ahead!
What has been your favorite thing about this year so far?
My favorite part of this year has definitely been getting to participate in all of the activities. Some of the activities I went to in high school, such as Sectional Leadership Workshops and Career Development Events, and as a state officer I have gotten to see a whole new perspective of these. But I have also had the chance to participate in a few activities such as Halftime and 212 Conferences that I was never fortunate enough to attend in high school. It has been a year full of FFA activities. What more could I ask?
What are you looking forward to most in the coming months?
I am honestly really looking forward to putting the final touches on plans for State Convention. This year there are some great ideas going into convention and it will be the perfect way to celebrate this past year and kick of a new one. I am very excited to help put together a celebration worthy of the accomplishments of FFA members this year. It's going to be an awesome convention!
What do you plan to do after state office?
After this year I plan to finish up my last show season and then head back to Kansas State University where I will work on completing my bachelor's degree in Agricultural Communications and Journalism. I am excited to begin searching for internships as well as study abroad opportunities. I can't wait to see what the next chapter holds!
What advice would you like to leave for FFA members?
The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday. Sometimes we find ourselves trying to measure up against other people. We compete in our minds to see who can be better. But what do we accomplish by this? Each of us is unique in our own ways and we have minimal grounds with witch to compare ourselves to others. So instead we should strive to compare ourselves to only one person, and that person is who we were before. There is always room to improve something in our lives. Therefore, the only person we need to be better than is the person we were yesterday.