2017-18 State Treasurer
Major: Agricultural Education
Supervised Agricultural Experiences:
Dairy Production - Entrepreneurship
Hello, my name is Elisha Riley, the Wisconsin FFA Treasurer representing Section 8. I live on an organic dairy farm in Amherst. On the farm, I milk 30 registered Holstein cattle and 64 milking goats, and own 13 Holstein cows myself. Apart from the dairy aspect, I breed Mini Lop rabbits.
I have owned rabbits since I was in 4th grade, and it has been the most beneficial for me to grow in many aspects of life. I am the sole caretaker for my rabbits, so all expenses and income goes directly to me. I own three female rabbits and a male which I breed and exhibit the offspring. I show both dairy cattle and rabbits at county and state fairs, as well teach young FFA and 4-H members the basics of showing.
I joined FFA when I was in 7th grade as a Waupaca middle school student. As a beginner in the FFA world, I was shy, and only did a few small events. Throughout my years in FFA progressed, I began opening up to new opportunities and becoming completely immersed in all that FFA has to offer. I was elected as a chapter officer three years, and was active in nearly every activity the Waupaca FFA chapter did. I am so thankful for the many activities the FFA offers to students like myself to grow themselves in leadership and as members of their schools and communities.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to the sponsors and supporters reading this column. Thanks to your generous donations, FFA members and myself have been able to participate in many FFA activities, contests, and conferences. Your generous support is a reflection upon our organization and the deep roots we share with businesses and people like yourselves. Thank you so much!!