Supervised Agriculture Experience:
My Supervised Agricultural Experience is in Nursery Operations! For the past few years, I have worked for a local greenhouse. As an employee, I was tasked with everything from watering and upsizing plants to arranging planters. Eventually, my responsibilities grew to include maintaining our company's self serve greenhouse for about half of the week. My SAE truly allowed me to find my place in agriculture - having already tried out a few different CDEs and SAEs in the past, working at my greenhouse was when I knew I had finally found my own path in ag and FFA.
What's one thing you are looking forward to this year?
I most look forward to meeting all of Wisconsin FFA's members! I've learned that FFA members can be some of the most genuine, brilliant, and inspirational people that I've ever met. Every member has a unique story to tell and a bright future ahead of them, and I can't wait to witness our members' amazing accomplishments this year. My biggest goal this year is to support as many members as I can while they continue their journeys in FFA!
What's your fondest FFA memory?
My fondest memories have almost always stemmed from my trips to National Convention. I enjoyed touring ag businesses and attending the concerts, but my love for National Convention comes from the people I've spent it with. Four days and five hours each way on a bus together always led to an endless amount of laughter, funny stories, and inside jokes. It was a tradition to order pizza and play cards in the hotel lobby for as long as we were allowed to on the last night, so we'd trade chapter stories with each other until it was finally time to hit the hay. One of the best parts of FFA is seeing someone you spent only a few days with at a state event years down the road and being able to reconnect like no time has gone by at all.
How do you like to spend your free time?
One random activity I love to do is archery. It's a hobby my dad and I share, so it often leads to some great quality time and conversations as we ride to 3-D shoots early on Saturday mornings during the summer. My fuschia bow has seen a lot of progress throughout the years. It takes a lot of practice and dedication to keep up on archery, but being able to consistently hit the bullseye over and over is one of the most rewarding feelings I've felt.