Supervised Agricultural Experience:
My Dairy Production SAE involves working on my family’s 180 cow dairy farm just outside of Arcadia. Aside from daily chores, I am able to handle much of the work with the animals, crops, and farm business wherever needed. It is my ultimate dream and goal to one day take over the family farm with my two brothers and become the fourth generation to operate it.
What was your favorite FFA opportunity that you participated in?
One of my favorite FFA opportunities that I participated in was the State FFA Honors Band. When people think about FFA, music is typically not the first word that comes to mind. This just goes to show the endless opportunities in FFA and solidifies the fact that everybody can find their home in FFA. The band meets two times a year, once at State Convention and once at State Fair, but the people you meet and the camaraderie built are unforgettable!
What was your favorite summer activity growing up?
My favorite summer activity growing up was and still is making hay. It has definitely been a challenge this year as mother nature decides to rain every couple days, but when the sun is shining, there’s nothing better than towing a chopper box around the countryside with an open station John Deere 4020 and the wind blowing through your hair!
What is one thing you are looking forward to as a state officer?
One thing I am looking forward to as a state officer is getting to meet FFA members from across the state and making connections with them. I’ve had a life changing FFA career so far, and any opportunity to help other FFA members have a similarly impactful experience through personal conversation and listening to their stories is something I will find most rewarding of all!