Supervised Agricultural Experience
I have three supervised agricultural experience areas. My first and most developed is landscape management. I work in the flower beds outside of my house. I fully care for 2,500 square feet of flowers. My duties include weeding, cleaning, watering, transplanting, and more. This year I got to completely redesign all of the flower beds, and it was so much fun seeing my vision come to life. My second SAE is small animal care. I worked with guinea pigs and my chocolate lab, as well as helping out fellow members at fair. I trained and cared for two guinea pigs and also showed them at the Dane County Fair. I worked with my chocolate lab, Mocha training her on basic commands. My last SAE is food service, where I worked at a local restaurant. I am a server there and I would prepare salads, dressing, and sides during my shift.
What was your first memory in the FFA jacket?
My first memory in my jacket was my freshman year of high school. I was elected as a chapter officer and was serving as the secretary. It was such a fun year and super meaningful to be so young on our chapter team. I had such a blast and was so excited to get my first jacket. It definitely was a little big, because we wanted to make sure it would fit me throughout high school. Even though I was drowning in it, I was proud to be wearing the blue corduroy. I still have that jacket and it has lasted me through four years of high school. It has seen every high and every low in my life. I wouldn't want it any other way. It means so much to me, and I hope every FFA member has just as amazing memories in their first jacket.
What is a tradition you do every summer?
Since I am super close to a lot of fun places to travel too. I always make a point to go to Devils Lake for a day. It is just such a nice place to go hiking, swimming, play volleyball, have a picnic, and just hang out with friends. My chapter always went but every year we tried without a doubt it would rain on that day. So, we always said we were cursed. If you haven't been there I would definitely go visit for a day. There are so many great memories I have from trips there.
What is one thing you are excited for as a state officer?
I am so excited to meet the members in my section. Being a bit removed from high school, I am looking forward to hearing members' stories and sharing my experiences. We are in for a very unique year and one that will come with challenges but also lots of great memories. So, strap in for the adventure!!!