2016-17 State FFA Treasurer
Home Chapter: Amery FFA
College: University of Minnesota
Major: Animal Science
Supervised Agricultural Experience:
I grew up on my family's small hobby farm just outside of Deer Park. I showed my Arabian mare named Amber, and we raised and showed Charolais and crossbreed beef cattle. I absolutely love beef cattle and have been slowly building up my herd. I now own two brood cows, three steers and three calves.
My Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) is Food Service. I work for Pizza Man in Amery approximately 15-20 hours per week prepping ingredients,stocking pizza toppings and making pizzas. Throughout my SAE, I have earned more than $6,000.
I hail from the Amery FFA chapter, and my advisor is Mr. Derrick Meyer. While in FFA, I participated in just about every activity I possibly could at the chapter level, competing in all speaking contests except one and three other Career Development Events (CDEs). I also was given the opportunity to compete nationally and attend the Washington Leadership Conference. The FFA has allowed me to grow as an individual and opened so many doors for me.
My home chapter recently received a grant which allowed it to plant a pumpkin patch, buy new greenhouse tables, and install a brand new aquaponics system in the ag room. These new facilities have created so many new options for Mr. Meyer to teach his students various other subjects in his classes and provide a more well-rounded education that we need in the agriculture industry.
The Wisconsin FFA Foundation's partners make so many things possible for students in the FFA and help lay the foundation for the next generation of agriculturists. As a person who has benefitted from Wisconsin FFA, agriculture education and now a state representative of many others, I can't thank our partners enough for their generosity and support.