EATON — Katelyn Niehaus, of the Eaton MVCTC FFA Chapter, was recently interviewed on her accomplishments in FFA and what FFA means to her as an individual.
Niehaus has completed in the Job Interview, Parliamentary Procedure, and Soils.
She was then asked, “What does FFA mean to you?” She responded: “To me FFA means our next generation of leaders and innovators in not only agriculture, but in all fields related to agriculture.”
“How does it feel to have been so successful in Job Interview this year?” Niehaus stated with a laugh, “It feels really good knowing that I will be prepared for the real world.”
Of her future plans, Niehaus said, “I want to be a teacher, but I’m not sure of what yet, either science or math. But I do know I want to give back to my community because of all it has provided for me.”
She was next asked, “Is it weird to hear that you were representing all of District 5 in Division 2?”
She simply said, “Yes.”
Niehaus was asked, “Is there a special feeling you get every time you zip up that national blue corduroy jacket?”
“Yes,” she said. “I feel so much more mature and that I am a part of something bigger that I have always looked up to.” Niehaus believes everyone should experience the agricultural education system and FFA.
“Because I think it gives them a broader understanding of agriculture and skills they can use for the rest of their lives,” she said.
When asked to describe FFA and her experiences in FFA in just one word, Niehaus responded,“‘Growing’ — because through FFA I’ve grown so much in my personal ability and knowledge and also as a person.”