Jessie Peterson > Officer List
VP AREA 12
CHAPTER: Branson FFA
HOMETOWN: Branson, Missouri
COLLEGE: University of Central Missouri
COLLEGE MAJOR: Agricultural Business
I have an agricultural placement SAE in which I work two jobs: one at the local go-cart track, and the other at a local movie theatre.
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO WANT TO BECOME A
MISSOURI FFA OFFICER?
I was motivated to become a Missouri FFA Officer by the opportunity to reach the members of the organization and industry that I am passionate about. Knowing that I have the chance to potentially have an effect on FFA members like that similar to the effect that previous state officers have had on me is truly humbling.
WHO IS YOUR HERO AND WHY?
My hero is Ms. Frances Perkins, who served as the first woman member of the presidential cabinet. No matter what challenges were in front of her, she always found a way to power through and reach her goals. She did everything in her power to become successful in a time when almost all of the odds were against her.
WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
In the future, I plan to pursue a career in Agricultural business and continue advocating for the industry as a whole.
WHAT IS SOMETHING UNIQUE OR INTERESTING THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
I grew up in a pretty big family, as my dad is one of seven children and the only boy. I have over 30 first and second cousins that vary in age from less than a year old to being in their 40’s.
ADVICE TO FFA MEMBERS:
My biggest piece of advice to FFA members is simply to take advantage of every opportunity that you can, because before you know it those opportunities won’t be there anymore.