Never Ending Progress

Small, seemingly insignificant, never ending progress. A phrase that we as a state officer team first learned at the beginning of our year, just days after State Convention. This would be the first “pillar” in our season as State Officers. I didn’t understand at the...

The Power of Perspective

Have you ever felt the fast acceleration in a car where your body gets pushed into the back of your seat as your stomach gets queasy? Well in a lot of ways, this type of sensation has been the feelings attached to our first two months as state officers. For me, the...

What a Wonder Filled Life

As a newly elected Oregon FFA State Officer there are many moments where we wonder. I can’t speak for my fellow teammates but ever since my name was read from that legendary stage at state convention, my mind has been in a constant state of wonder. And how could it...

The Ultimate Gift of Responsibility

It was an ordinary cold day in February. I was heading down to the barn to feed the goats for the night before a nasty ice storm hit. When I reached for the barn door, I spotted a shadow to my right that startled me. The shadow bolted off and I followed. There I...

Kaizen

Small,  Seemingly insignificant,  Never-ending progress.  This is what was posted on the conference room wall where the team had their first training. Catelyn, our leadership development coordinator, explained it to us like this: though the steps we take may be small...

“In this classroom…”

The sign on the door to enter Ms. Bull’s classroom says:   In this classroom, You are kind You are a leader  You are respected You are valued You are teachable You are loved Ms. Bull, an agricultural educator at Dallas High School, has created an environment in...