What dairy or ag-related extracurricular activities are you involved in? I’m involved in FFA and 4-H. In FFA, I’m involved in doing our pancake breakfast and judging competitions. We do the CDE contest at University of Wisconsin-River Falls every year. I’ve been a member of the Russell Corner Badgers 4-H Club since I was 10 years old. I’m the club president this year, and I’ve been the club treasurer twice and the also served as the reporter.

Why are you involved in these activities/organizations and what is your favorite? It’s a family tradition to be in FFA and 4-H. I like all the opportunities available in the two activities. 4-H is my favorite. I like being able to show and be involved in other projects like photography, creative writing and foods. Besides dairy, I also show rabbits and market goats and lambs.

Tell us your best experience during your time in these activities/organizations. I’ve shown dairy at our county fair for the past two years. I like being able to work with the animals and with my brother. It’s cool to see the improvements I’ve made, especially in showmanship in the two years I’ve shown. I’ve been able to travel through 4-H. I’ve visited historical places on the East Coast. I’ve also gone to Washington, D.C. I’ve been selected to go to state 4-H congress next summer.

What’s your favorite social media? I’m not on social media too much. I have Snapchat and Instagram. Instagram is my favorite because of the photography.

What are your career aspirations? I’m hoping to major in biology, which is a pretty broad field. I haven’t decided what I want to do yet. I’ve applied to River Falls, Oshkosh, Madison and Eau Claire.

What is something you’ve learned from being involved in these activities/organizations? I’ve learned time management. You have to prioritize when you are involved in lots of activities. I’ve learned the importance of keeping in mind the purpose of what you are doing and to not to get caught up in the politics surrounding things.

Who do you look up to? My parents and friends. My parents are hard working and do what it takes to live and make a living. They’ve taught me to work hard. I also like how my friends live life the way they want and don’t tell other people what they should do or how they should be.

Tell us something about yourself that many people don’t know. I like reading a lot, especially fantasy and sci-fi.

Tell us some of your duties on the farm. I help with taking care of all the animals, feeding and watering them.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be and how would you change it? I wish people would be more kind and take into account the bigger things in life and not let the small things tear them away from who they want to be. I’d change that by trying to lead by example.