Cass by the Corn

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

I’m very blessed that I have a whole year to give back to such an amazing organization that has given so much to me! This year I’m excited to get to hangout with the coolest high schoolers in Idaho and learn more about the agriculture industry.

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

I plan on becoming a Vandal and attending the University of Idaho this fall where I will be double majoring in Agricultural Communications and Leadership and Agriculture Education. I’m not sure yet if I want to be an ag teacher or start a career in the agricultural communications field. But, either way I plan on an ag related career path, so stay tuned to see what decision I make on that!

Tell about a meaningful experience you have had in FFA

One of the most meaningful FFA experiences that I have had was my time at the Washington Leadership Conference. I attended WLC the summer going into my junior year of high school. Throughout the week, not only did I get to see our nation’s beautiful capital, but I also got to take time to create a service project to bring back into my community, and reflect on the opportunities that we have as FFA members. My week in D.C. really showed me the true meaning of service, I made some amazing friends and found even more passion for FFA.

What do you do outside of FFA?

I love being busy! When I’m not doing FFA stuff, you can find me boating, four wheeling, playing beach volleyball, or running. I love spending time with my spectacular group of friends and family, a good car jam session, and hanging with my dog Remmington.

What is your SAE Project?

In the spring of 2016, my sister and I started our lawn care business that we have ran for three summers now. It was pretty cool to see our own urban twist to SAEs come to life and develop throughout the years. This past summer I really wanted to get “the full FFA experience” and show an animal at the fair. So, with the help of advisors and fellow FFA members, I showed two sheep (Ben and Ivanka) at the Western Idaho Fair. It was a great learning experience and I am very glad I was able to take advantage of the opportunity.

What is your mission for the year?

My mission for this year is to live in the moment, especially when with FFA members! I am starting a year full of meeting and interacting with some of the most intelligent high schoolers in the state and I want to make sure I am taking advantage of every opportunity to learn more and serve members.

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

You can always catch me throwing up peace signs obnoxiously in any situation, oh and I am DEFINITELY the cooler twin (don’t tell Sydney).