Why FFA Chose Me

FFA chose me. The summer after I graduated from Palermo School and just before I started High school at Las Plumas, I think I was chosen for FFA because on a hot summer day on Las Plumas Ave I was walking  my lamb Delilah and I was approached by a lady who identified herself as a FFA AG teacher from Las Plumas High School. Mrs. Aldridge was the lady that stopped me that fateful day. She asked if I would be interested in showing my lamb for Las Plumas FFA.  

My first impression was that she really saw something in me and it made me think that joining FFA would be an awesome experience. It was a life changer because it helped me get better at showing sheep, and grow as a responsible individual. It also gave me a sense of belonging.  She was a big help when I had a lot of questions. My first fair with FFA was by far the best because I placed really high in the class and everyone was proud of me.

I went on to be a FFA Greenhand Officer my first year. Then the end of my freshman year I applied for a position on the committee chair but ended up not getting a position, at the end the year of my sophomore year I applied again and ended up receiving the Fair Committee Chair. I went into this committee very blindsided because the teacher who helped with this chair was no longer there. It was a difficult  task but I ended up getting a hang of it really quick.  I got that position again this year and I am now teaching a kid who will take on this task when I graduate.

I have had  the opportunity to attend FFA National Convention twice. Meeting thousands of young people who believe in the future of Agriculture just like me. FFA experiences have given me the desire to become a FFA AG Teacher. I have loved all my experiences throughout my FFA career and very sad that it will be coming to an end in June. After high school I will be going to Shasta College in Redding California to become an Agriculture teacher.

This FFA program has opened a lot of opportunities for me, so I hope  later on I will be able to share them with you!

-Taylor McNabb

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