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1ST VICE PRESIDENT
BAILEIGH HORSTMEIER

CHAPTER: Fulton FFA
HOMETOWN: Fulton, Missouri
COLLEGE: University of Missouri - Columbia
COLLEGE MAJOR:
Agriculture Communications & Plant Sciences

SAE PROJECT:
My Supervised Agricultural Experience is in the areas of Swine Production-Entrepreneurship and Grain Production- Entrepreneurship.

WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO WANT TO BECOME A
MISSOURI FFA OFFICER?
 
We each have a story that defines us. I wanted to be a Missouri State FFA Officer to share my story, and to encourage and motivate members. My story starts with the regrets I have throughout my time as an FFA member. Not participating in FFA Creed speaking contest as a freshman is one of my biggest regrets, because that would have truly jumpstarted my FFA career. I want to motivate and encourage members to take advantage of every opportunity in FFA now, rather than later, like I did. FFA Camp is where I really became truly motivated with the motto, “It’s up to me.” It is messages like this that I want to portray as a state officer; motivating FFA members to learn from my missed opportunities and show them that it is up to them to be willing to embrace these new experiences.

WHO IS YOUR HERO AND WHY?
 My hero is my Dad. He is the most strong, hardworking, kind, caring, wise and giving man I have ever known. He has been farming with my grandfather for more than 40 years. He has helped me grow not only in life and as a person, but also in my passion for agriculture, and I am forever grateful for that. His hard work and dedication is something that I have always looked up to, and it is has paid off for him. I can finally say I'm starting to see my hard work and dedication payoff as well. My Dad has helped me reach this point in my life and has helped me set my goal for my future, to be happy no matter what.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
My future plans include attending the University of Missouri. I plan to double-major in Agriculture Communications and Plant Sciences with my sights set on being a seed sales representative or agronomist for a company such as Beck’s or Monsanto. My overall goal is to be able to come home to the family farm and continue the work that my father and grandfather started many years ago, raising pigs out of our hog barns, growing row crops, and hopefully expanding into other areas of agriculture.

WHAT IS SOMETHING UNIQUE OR INTERESTING THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I love tractor pulling and I can talk like Stitch from Lilo & Stitch.

ADVICE TO FFA MEMBERS:
“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” —George Bernard Shaw

Embrace Change, Respect Tradition