As my senior year approaches there are many things on my mind. my job, academics, FFA, and most importantly college. I've grown up on a 130 acre crop farm with corn, soybeans, hay, and honey bees in Oconomowoc Wisconsin. I was a 4-H member for 5 years, but the one thing I will never regret in high school is joining FFA.Thus being said, the one event that has made the biggest impact on me to this day is what our chapter calls "Field Day". Our FFA has its own school farm where we have test plots for crops and the members have to harvest, plant, buy, sell and manage it ourselves. In the middle of September we bring out our local 4th graders to come see what agriculture is all about and to spark their interest. Every member is required to set up a display on something Ag. This past year I had pigs. Holding the little pig having the kids pet it, a little girl said to me, "This is the coolest thing I have ever seen! I want to do this!" That is when I knew. The feeling of making in someone want to be as passionate as me about Agriculture is something I want to continue to do. Knowing, that someday she could be the one to make a big difference in the world of agriculture. I absolutely can't wait to apply to schools on September 1st for agricultural education.
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Tia. Wisconsin Rep.