Supervised Agricultural Experience
My SAE is diversified livestock production entrepreneurship along with agriculture education. For the past ten years I have had market sheep and five years ago I added beef cattle to the herd. Raising and showing livestock all across the country while working with my brother Ethan to continue to improve the herds genetics. As for agriculture education, I have been granted the opportunity to work with Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom as a volunteer educator, teaching 4th grade students about Wisconsin commodities and the importance of where their food comes from!
What was your first memory in the FFA jacket?
I received my first jacket for Christmas in my 8th grade year. The first time I put on my jacket was to compete with my quiz bowl team at the district competition in Sauk Prairie. My team won districts and that was such a great moment to start my FFA journey with!
What is a tradition you do every summer?
My summers always become very busy through showing livestock! Which now is like a tradition to do with my family and friends to travel across the Midwest to show our livestock. From jackpot shows, the county fair, state fair, and even some national shows it is something that makes summer memorable for my whole family.
What is one thing you are excited for as a state officer?
While this year will be one for the history books and look much different than past years, it is something that excites me! Having a great team and still being able to share the positive message that is FFA. But I also look forward to connecting with members whether that be online or hopefully in person, hearing their stories and seeing their drive for FFA and agriculture will make it all worth it!