Allison is a junior at New Ulm High school, loves the color orange, and is currently serving as her FFA chapter's President. Allison was drawn to the organization by the positive environment it displays, and all the activities it has to offer. Her sister Abby was the one who encouraged her to get involved. As an eighth grader, Allison kicked off her FFA journey competing on the General Livestock Judging team. In her words, she "fell in love with the organization" and has been heavily involved ever since. She even mentioned that she missed two days of a family vacation in Florida to participate in her Region Creed Speaking Contest!
Throughout her years in FFA, Allison has had quite the accomplishments! She has participated in General Livestock Judging, Creed Speaking, Best Informed Greenhand, and Public Speaking. She has made it to state twice for General Livestock Judging and also earned a trip for placing first in her region's Creed Speaking contest! In addition to her CDE involvement, she has attended many other FFA events. Including state and national conventions, SGLC, SLCCL, chapter corn drives, ditch clean-ups, chapter banquets, parades, crop shows, lock-ins and many more.
While involved in FFA events and agricultural education, she has impacted her community in a number of different ways. Allison has done her best to be a good motivator and role model throughout her school. She was even featured on a poster in her high school called Character Counts for continuing to make good choices and serving as a leader to those around her. To stay active in her community she helps with her school spring Ag Show and Farm Show to be a positive agricultural advocate to the public. She makes a point to always re-enforce the importance of agriculture and leadership, as well as opportunities that both provide.
Allison credits her FFA Chapter for giving her so many experiences that have helped her to learn and grow. She has grown in many ways, from learning general concepts about agriculture to learning how to professionally conduct a radio interview. In her own words, "FFA has given me the opportunity to meet people with the same interests as me and helped me gain some very meaningful friendships." In turn from what she has gained from her FFA chapter, Allison continues to give back to help her chapter grow. She participates in a recruitment fair for 8th graders at her school and writes for her town journal to publicize the achievements of the New Ulm FFA Chapter.
Allison plans to go to school for Animal Science in hopes to be a swine specialist and return home to take over her family farm. Always Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, and Living to Serve; Congratulations to our FFA Member of the week...