Why Did Savannah Cross the Road?

......... to serve the Idaho FFA of course! Your 2018-2019 Idaho FFA State Reporter, while afraid of chickens, is not afraid to get out and meet YOU! Here is Savannah: 

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

"I am most excited for the opportunity to meet and get to know members throughout the state! I can't wait to hear everyone's story and learn from their experiences. I am excited for the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the members, just like I know they will make a difference in mine." 

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

"This fall I will be attending The University of Idaho (GO VANDALS!) to major in Agriculture Education! I hope to one day work for the National FFA as a leadership facilitator and eventually find myself back in the classroom to teach students about the important role that agriculture plays in all of our lives. I am also excited to be an FFA advisor and be a part of member's blue jacket experiences!"

Tell about a meaningful experience you have had in FFA?

"Each year at the Kuna FFA Chapter we hold a Canned Food Drive around Christmas time. The entire school district comes together and collects, gathers, and donates food to struggling families in our community. My senior year we were able to donate 3 full boxes of food to over 80 families. The best part is that we get to deliver the food personally. It is so touching to know that you helped put food on the table of those who needed it. I think it's amazing how much we can impact a person's life just by grabbing a can of green beans from our pantry. It's an amazing feeling- living to serve!" 

What do you do outside of FFA?

"Outside of FFA I am involved in my school's National Honor Society. I love to be a part of community service projects and so I participate in a lot of volunteering. I love reading and writing but mostly LEARNING! You can always catch me doing homework because I absolutely love learning new things."

What is your SAE Project?

"My SAE project is raising market steers for the local fairs in Southwest Idaho. I have done this since 7th grade! My project is unique because I can't keep animals at my house, so I actually drive to my grandparents house to feed, train, and work with my steers!" 

What is your mission for the year?

"My mission for this year is to make everyone I meet smile! It is my goal to make sure that every encounter I have with an FFA member is a positive experience. I want everybody to walk away from me feeling important and loved." 

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

"I am the oldest of 6 siblings! My brothers and sisters are my best friends, and I love them with my whole heart. I am definitely afraid of chicens, they scare me so much! Coincedently, chicken is my favorite food. And I absolutely love peanut butter M&Ms and Taylor Swift!"