Age and school: 18, Bellwood-Antis High School
Family: Mother, Stacey Manning; father, Geoff Kline; stepfather, Dale Manning; brother, Sawyer Kline
Amount of time spent on FFA: I have spent all four years of high school involving myself with FFA projects, trips and other activities.
FFA projects: My FFA projects have been home garden and show rabbit. I currently only do the show rabbit, but I have dedicated lots of time in the prior three years to my garden. This summer, my time has been dedicated to expanding my knowledge of the agricultural field by working full-time at the ag research farms at the Penn State main campus.
Favorite FFA memory: My favorite FFA memory is just about everything I have done over the four years with this club, from the land surveying, cow judging, yearly treks to the national convention in Indianapolis to my recent trip to leadership camp in July.
FFA accomplishments: I have participated as an officer all four years, starting with sentinel, parliamentarian, historian and finally president. I received lots of decorations including the officer badges and project badges. I won my FFA jacket in the state contest my freshman year.
How has FFA prepared you for your future aspirations: FFA has helped me to become a different person. It has broken so many of my personal shells and showed me how to properly deal with things in a professional manner, and even how to act as a successful agriculturalist. My personal future goals are to get an associate's degree at Penn College for heavy equipment, then try to work for the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Food and Cover Corps, which maintains state game food plots for wildlife. It combines two of my favorite places - the woods and the field, basically farming in the woods.
Quote: I always say grow today, so you can harvest tomorrow. FFA develops successful agriculturalists, and it's the best organization for young adults in the United States.