Family, Faith and Fries - Allyson King

Meet your 2018-2019 Idaho FFA State Secretary: Allyson King! 

What are you most excited about for your state officer year?

"I am overjoyed to be able to serve Idaho FFA this year.  I can't wait to meet FFA members from all around the state and get to know and learn from them.  I'm looking forward to giving back and helping members enhance their passions for agriculture. I am also excited to work with such an amazing team and grow with them through this year."

What college, major, and future career are you planning?  

"I plan to attend the College Of Southern Idaho this fall.  After I finish at CSI I will transfer to a larger college and continue to pursue a degree in Agribusiness Management.  I hope to one day own my own business relating to the agriculture field."

Tell about a meaningful experience you have had in FFA?

 "One of my most memorable experiences in FFA was my freshman year. I was able to represent my district in the State Creed Speaking LDE. I made the preliminaries and was able to speak at one of the main sessions of SLC.  Speaking in front of 300 people was not something you would find me doing but through the support and help of my family and advisor I was able to. It is something I will never forget. Standing on stage and reciting the FFA Creed I realized that this is what I love. I recognized that  what the creed stands for is who I am and what I am working towards. This experience is where I really began to love FFA and start my journey through the FFA organization."

What do you do outside of FFA?

"I love spending time with my family skiing, working with our animals and anything else we can do outdoors.  I also play the violin and piano. I love listening to country music and swing dancing."

What is your SAE Project? 

"For my Supervised Agriculture Experience I raise and sell dairy cows through the Magic Valley Dairy Heifer Program.  I have been showing dairy cows for 9 years at our county fair and have been a part of the program for 6 years. I purchase a yearling heifer and keep her for two years till she is bred and ready to start producing milk. My current heifer's name is Sassy. I will be showing and selling her this year at the Twin Falls County fair."

What is your mission for the year?

"My mission this year is to encourage FFA members to find their passions in agriculture and develop their potential for leadership. This year I hope to be able to spread the message of FFA and agriculture to all those I come in contact with.  I want to be able to give back and be a good influence just like passed State Officers have done for me. Over all I am just excited to build friendships and and serve Idaho."

Is there something else you would like FFA members to know about you?

 "I love my faith, the color pink, and fries!! I've been home schooled all my life, I have one younger brother, and love all cattle!! "