Signing off

As the year wraps up, I can’t help but count my blessings. The list of blessings, which goes miles long, includes every single second spent with members, every second spent with my teammates and every moment of thanking our supporters and sponsors! Put simply this...

Say YES to everything!

I remember the first time I ever put on my FFA jacket, my ag teacher Ms. Frank handed it to me in class, and I stuck it in my backpack to bring home. At lunch that day, sitting at the table with all of my non-FFA friends, I couldn’t wait another second to show off my...

Don’t Blink

When I was a little kid, I had a love-hate with road trips. I loved the destinations, but I hated the driving. I always brought my portable DVD player and would hunch over it with a blanket thrown over the top of me. Instead of staring out the window, my portable...

I 4C this being Awkward

Zoning out in a large group of people, someone looks at you, and thinks you are staring at them.  Scrolling through someone’s social media, liking a post, then realizing it’s from 2017.  Meeting dozens of people in a day and a middle school FFA member asks, “Do you...

That’s a Wrap

Somehow we are already two weeks into December, the year 2021 is nearly over, and our State Office year is beginning to transition yet again. It seems like just last week we were at Oregon District Officer Training in Corvallis, chicken fighting with District Officers...

Find Your Viewpoint

The team and I kicked off the first of many Leadership Camps in June starting in Southern Oregon. Since then, we have been attending leadership camps throughout the state for each of the 11 districts in Oregon FFA. Some have been one-day camps and some have been...