Jason Roth, Section 5
Wisconsin FFA Vice President
Home Chapter: Juda
Major: Agricultural Education
SAE: Agricultural Education and Vegetable Production
Favorite FFA Activity: Career Development Events
My FFA story is one I love to share! When I was in 7th grade, I had no idea what FFA was and I also had little knowledge of agriculture. My FFA advisor asked me to join Quiz Bowl. During the Quiz Bowl contest, teams of three to five FFA members learn as much as they can about FFA and agricultural education, and then compete against other teams.
After I learned more about the many opportunities FFA offered, I saw how impactful this organization truly is and I wanted to be a part of it. Throughout my time in FFA, I participated in as many contests, conferences, and other activities as I possibly could, and I get to continue to serve and give back today as a State FFA Officer.
During April last year, one of my dreams came true. My Milk Quality and Products Career Development Event (CDE) team placed first at the state contest. Our team worked hard for four years to qualify for the national contest, and we finally accomplished that goal.
Not only did we need sponsors to support this event at the state level, but we also needed financial support for travel, lodging, and food expenses at the national contest during National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. Because of the support through the Wisconsin FFA Foundation, we were able to participate in this successful event and our team placed silver!
I have grown as an individual and a leader in so many ways because of FFA. Without the continued support of sponsors and donors through the Foundation, the FFA wouldn’t be able to provide so many opportunities to over 19,400 members across the state of Wisconsin. Thank you for all that you have done! Our members truly develop premier leadership, personal growth, and career success because of your support!