Supervised Agriculture Experience:
My Supervised Agriculture Experience is Beef Production. My SAE sprouted from growing up and working on my family's beef cattle operation. Our family finishes holstein and beef market steers and heifers while raising beef cow-calf pairs. I showed market steers at the Buffalo County fair for twelve years growing up through 4-H and FFA. Growing up on my family's farm and learning from my SAE helped me decide to major in Agriculture Business while minoring in Animal Science with hopes of staying active in the Agriculture industry for years to come.
What's one thing you are looking forward to this year?
This year I am looking forward to continuing to meet FFA members from around the state. Looking back on my last year of service my biggest takeaways came from the interactions I had with FFA members. I cannot wait to continue cultivating new connections while continuing the friendships I built last year. I am excited to grow, learn, and serve alongside FFA members from every corner of our state.
What's your fondest FFA memory?
Over the course of the past eight years while sporting the blue corduroy jacket, I have made countless memories with a variety of individuals that have helped me get to where I am today. One memory that will always stand out to me was when I attended my final SLW as a high school FFA member. My team showed up to Ellsworth High School with two goals in mind. We were going to have fun and try our hardest to win the Section 2 Spirit Stick. We spent the evening meeting new FFA members, enhancing our leadership skills, and started planning for the busy year we had coming our way. After a successful workshop, we left Ellsworth with countless memories and the Section 2 Spirit Stick in hand. This is surely a night I will never forget!
How do you like to spend your free time?
My favorite and most rewarding way to spend my free time is with my closest family and friends. If it's the weekend you will be sure to find me visiting my grandparents and spending time with my niece, Marley, alongside the rest of my family members. During the week, I live in River Falls and attend the University of Wisconsin- River Falls. During my freetime, I can be found playing card games, competing in intramural sports, having movie nights, and going bowling alongside some of my closest friends.