Supervised Agricultural Experience:
I spend my time taking part in a Placement SAE based on Agricultural Mechanics Repair/Maintenance. At a very young age, I became interested in antique tractors. My grandfather and uncle piqued my interest in antique restoration. Through my SAE, I find antique tractors that are left in poor condition and restore them to like new condition. Once restored, I take them to local shows and parades, and use them to teach others about the advancements made in agricultural technology over many decades. This SAE is my stress relief, as I find happiness in mechanics. I am currently training on the job to become a diesel mechanic at Parnell, Inc. This job allows me to learn how to do basic maintenance, as well as repairs on semi-trucks, forestry equipment and tractors.
Career Development/Leadership/Talent Event(s):
I competed in the Zero Turn CDE in the 8th grade. In 9th grade, I attended the Greenhand Leadership Conference at Auburn University and the Alfa Youth Leadership Conference at the 4-H Center. Most recently, I was part of the Vet Science CDE competition and the team qualified for state.
Major FFA Accomplishments:
Placing first in a CDE in 8th grade was a major accomplishment at the time and fueled my desire to become more involved in the organization. My most recent major accomplishment is being elected as a State Officer.
Any book that showcases tractor equipment through the years, such as “Red Combines”, “Legendary Farm Tractors” and “The Bigger Book of John Deere.”
My favorite movie is Smokey and the Bandit. It is a comedy movie with great music and I enjoy watching the trucks and fast cars.
My favorite meal consists of a house salad with ranch, catfish filets, macaroni and cheese, wedge fries, fried okra with sweet tea and peach ice cream for dessert.
“If you got a dream, chase it, ’cause a dream won’t chase you back.” by Cody Johnson in his song, ‘Til You Can’t.
I constantly have a new favorite song. My current favorite song is, “If It Was Easy” by Bryan Martin but I am always up for listening to anything by Alabama or the Charlie Daniels Band.
Favorite thing about FFA:
My favorite thing about FFA is seeing the excitement at events and conventions as well as seeing the friendships made there. Thanks to FFA I have friends across the state.
Favorite FFA Memory:
My favorite memory is from my first Alabama FFA State Convention. During the various workshops, I made many new friends and by the end of convention was inspired to run for State FFA Office.
Currently, I am exploring my options. I am not sure if I want to attend a university or a career technical college.