Brenna Bays - Section 6
Wisconsin FFA Parliamentarian
Home Chapter: Adams-Friendship FFA
College: University of Wisconsin-Platteville
Major: Agricultural Education
Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE):
Dairy Production and Diversified Livestock
I grew up on my family’s small dairy farm outside of Adams, Wisconsin. I always had enjoyed working outside on the farm, especially with the animals. I developed a strong worth ethic on the farm, helping my grandfather and father milk our cows, which is now my Dairy Production Supervised Agricultural Experience Project, or SAE.
On the ownership side, I developed a Diversified Livestock SAE as well. Through this project, I purchased my first Holstein heifer in 2010. I have been working on expanding my herd since then, which currently is at one cow, one bred heifer, and one calf. Annually, I purchase two market hogs and two market beef that I raise to show and sell at the Adams County Fair.
My experience in FFA as a member, chapter officer and currently a State FFA Officer has been irreplaceable. Every experience I have had, from attending the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington D.C. or playing Bingo with the elderly on Monday nights has developed a stronger self confidence.
FFA grants all students the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone, try something new and be successful. Between the diversity of speaking contests and applications, no student can go wrong by participating. The skills all FFA members develop follow them throughout their lives to ensure they have “premier leadership, personal growth, and career success,” which is stated in the FFA Mission Statement.
As a donor to the Wisconsin FFA Foundation, you trust that Wisconsin FFA is preparing students to be the leaders of tomorrow. You can rest assured it is. Wisconsin FFA is able to grant its members more opportunities to better prepare them for their future endeavors, because of your support!
Personally, the Wisconsin FFA Foundation donors have given me the extra support I needed to grow my SAEs and pursue education after high school. I, along with all Wisconsin FFA Members, thank you for everything you do. We wouldn’t be the largest student-led organization in the country without you!
Thank you for believing in us!