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VP AREA 8
KATIE IMHOFF

CHAPTER: California FFA
HOMETOWN: California, Missouri
COLLEGE: Northwest Missouri State University
COLLEGE MAJOR: Agricultural Communications

SAE PROJECT:
My SAE project includes both beef production and agricultural communications. I raise bottle calves on my family farm and maintain an agriculturally-focused blog. 

WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO WANT TO BECOME A
MISSOURI FFA OFFICER?
 
I was motivated to run for a state office for many reasons. First, I have a passion for both service and agriculture, so an opportunity to serve the 26,000 FFA members in the state of Missouri was one I couldn’t pass up. I was also inspired by past state officers, as I have personally been impacted by them and have seen the impression they have left on others. Overall, I wanted to give back to the organization that has given so much to me and motivate members to be the best that they can be!

WHO IS YOUR HERO AND WHY?
My biggest hero is my grandmother, Gloria Imhoff. My grandmother has always been there to support me and push me to achieve success. She is the most kind-hearted, caring and giving person I know. But, with all of these qualities, the first word I think of when I think of my grandma Gloria is courageous. In 2013, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, but she faced this obstacle with a smile and stayed strong. My grandma inspires me to face every challenge with courage, and that’s why she is my hero.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS FOR THE FUTURE?
In the future, I plan to attend Northwest Missouri State University and major in agricultural communications with a minor in Spanish. I will also be running cross country and track in college. I then hope to obtain a career in the agricultural communications industry and possibly study or work in a Spanish-speaking country for a period of time. I truly believe in the future of agriculture and I want to spend my life promoting it.

WHAT IS SOMETHING UNIQUE OR INTERESTING THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU?
Something unique about me is that I have had the opportunity to visit several foreign countries. I love to travel and learn more about other cultures. I hope to visit many more countries in my lifetime.

ADVICE TO FFA MEMBERS:
My advice to FFA members is to never dwell on a failure. Try to use those failures as motivation to bounce back even stronger. I know this may be difficult at times, but try your best to not get too down on yourself after a failure. Instead let it push you toward greater successes in the future. Always remember, it’s not situations in our life that shape us; it’s how we react to those situations, good or bad, that make us who we are.