Age and school: 16, Tyrone Area High School
Family: Parents Jason and Kristy Houck; Alyssa Houck (younger sister)
FFA Chapter: Tyrone Area FFA
Years involved with FFA: 3
Amount of time spent on FFA: About 10-15 hours a week
FFA projects: AgriScience, market hogs, market goats, dairy feeder calves, boarding breeding swine
Favorite FFA memory: Going to compete at the Farm Show for state AgriScience the week after I got my wisdom teeth out so I looked like a chipmunk and could barely talk.
FFA accomplishments: National AgriScience bronze winner, Greenhand degree
How has FFA prepared you for your future aspirations: FFA has taught me so many life skills including cooperation, applying skills learned in class to everyday life, communication, leadership and hard work. While these skills are general, they are important in every aspect of life from careers to relationships. I hope to pursue a career in the health field while still staying involved in agriculture in the future.
Special thanks: I want to thank my parents and sister for constantly supporting me through everything I do. Also, thank you to Mrs. (Tiffany) Hoy for giving me countless opportunities and pushing me to be the best I can possibly be.
Quote: “FFA is not limited to just the farming community, it’s about advocating for something you have a passion for and wanting to make a difference, which is something anyone can do.”