Age and school: 15, sophomore at Bellefonte Area High School
Family: Parents, Chad Kauffman and Sue Kauffman; and sister, Lynnsey
Years involved with FFA: 2
Amount of time spent on FFA: I am actively involved in the club throughout the year. I also work with my projects anywhere from eight to 10 months out of the year preparing for shows and sales.
FFA projects: Market beef and public speaking
Favorite FFA memory: Going to my first Pennsylvania ACES (Agricultural Cooperation Encourages Success) conference and getting to meet so many other people who shared the same love in agriculture as I did.
FFA accomplishments: Won the outstanding freshman award for achievement. Qualified for regionals in public speaking.
How has FFA prepared you for your future aspirations: FFA has taught me a great deal of responsibility, along with skills attributed to being a leader. It has helped ready me for experiences after high school and in the business world.
Special thanks: I would like to thank my parents for bringing me up around agriculture and teaching me of its importance. They have always been there to assist me with my projects since I started.
Quote: "FFA isn't just about the importance of agriculture. It teaches students the importance of leadership, responsibility and community service also."