OFI 332: A Texas Longhorn Breeder Of Tomorrow…Today! | FFA SAE Edition | Sierra Wood | Leander High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING SIERRA WOOD!

My interview with Sierra today is the last of “Texas Longhorn Week” but a very good one!  Sierra reflects everything that is so great about FFA students across the nation.  She is devoted to what she is doing and she has dove completely in!

In addition to serving as the treasurer at the Leander High School FFA Chapter, Sierra is serving as the reporter for the Texas Longhorn Breeders Of Tomorrow.  She enjoys raising and selling Longhorns so much that she participates in the TLBT in addition to FFA.  I love the dedication!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Longhorn Cattle Breeding

HIGH SCHOOL: Leander High School; Leander, Texas

MASCOT: Lions

FFA ADVISOR: Emily Veraa & Jeff Kelley

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR SIERRA WOOD:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Leander High School Ag. Department’s website:

Sierra’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: Emily.Veraa@leanderisd.org   

Leander High School’s Telephone Number: (512) 570-1000

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

D&B Supply Show

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 

 

 


OFI 331: Her Goal Is To Be A National Officer | FFA SAE Edition | Gabby Curtis | Ferris High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING GABBY CURTIS!

I belong to a group on Facebook that is devoted to raising Longhorn Cattle with most of the members being from Texas.  It dawned on me a couple of weeks back that I needed to reach out and profile some of the FFA students in this group whose SAE’s revolved around these beautiful cattle.  Today’s interview with Gabby Curtis is the first fruit of that search.

Gabby is breeding Longhorns and building her herd with help from her parents in Ferris, Texas.  She has big goals.  She is just starting her sophomore year, and she is already a district officer.  She has her eyes on becoming a state officer and then a national officer, and she is motived.  That is why she is starting so early.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Longhorn Cattle Breeding

HIGH SCHOOL: Ferris High School; Ferris, Texas

MASCOT: Yellowjackets

FFA ADVISOR: Dana Wise & Meagan Dalton

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR GABBY CURTIS:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Ferris High School Ag. Department’s website:

Gabby’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address:

Ferris High School Telephone Number: 972-544-3858

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

D&B Supply Show

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 

 

 


OFI 330: How To Create A Meaningful, Purposeful And Profitable Business | Dan Miller | Author Of 48 Days To The Work You Love

 

 SHOW NOTES

KEY IDEAS: 

If you have been listening to me for long, you have heard me talk about Dan Miller.  If you are new to the show, you soon will hear about Dan.  Dan Miller is the host of the 48 Days To The Work You Love Internet Radio Show, a business coach and the author of these books:

Dan has been a mentor of mine for years both known and unknown to him.  Since approximately 2009 I have been listening to Dan’s podcast and reading his books.  In 2015 I was able to meet him at his home for a seminar he hosts called Coaching With Excellence.  Since meeting Dan in Franklin, Tennessee I have been able to continue a relationship with him and it led to him making a special appearance on my show this week.

 

We are thrilled to have Dan on the show and to share him with the rest of you!

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

Check us out on the D&B Supply Show where we get to focus in on very specific farming issues like tank heaters, fencing, regulations, etc.

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147


OFI 329: Using Entrepreneurship To Support Your FFA Chapter | FFA SAE Edition | Michael Malaspina | Vallivue High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING MICHAEL MALASPINA!

While I am at the Canyon County Fair I have a tendency to buy a lot of soda’s from the FFA stand in the sheep barn.  I really only do this here, and I cannot explain why.  Maybe because it is hot, and while I am sitting on the bleachers, watching kids show their animals it is nice to sip on a pop.

This year I noticed a young man who was repeatedly serving me at the window.  I inquired about what he was doing in the FFA, and he told me that he was growing his own hay and selling it.  I wanted to learn more about how the booth worked to support FFA in addition to his SAE, so I asked for an interview.

I was able to interview Michael Malaspina this way and find out all about these things.  I loved the way he marketed his hay.  His dad manages a Les Schwab Tire Center, who are huge supporters of our fair, in Caldwell, Idaho.  So, he is able to park a trailer load of hay out front with a for sale sign on it. He gets lots of sales just based on people driving by.

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Forage Production

HIGH SCHOOL: Vallivue High School; Caldwell, Idaho

MASCOT: Falcons

FFA ADVISOR: Ray Shirts

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MICHAEL MALASPINA:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Vallivue High School Ag. Department’s website:

Michael’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: ray.shirts@vallivue.org

Vallivue High School Telephone Number: (208) 454-0445

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

D&B Supply Show

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 

 

 


OFI 328: How To Pay For College Fitting Sheep | FFA SAE Edition | Mason Roberts | Kuna High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING MASON ROBERTS!

I’ll tell you what I love about doing this show, it is the opportunities.  I don’t mean the opportunities for me.  I mean the opportunities for all of us!

Our guest today demonstrates this very well.  Mason Roberts has been involved with livestock, the 4H and FFA for many, many years.  During that time he has developed a number of skills and abilities that he must have to compete successfully in the show ring. This is just like the rest of us developing the skills we need to farm successfully.

Mason needs to make money as he is preparing to start college at the University Of Idaho.  To do this, he has been using some of these skills, namely clipping sheep.  This is a highly seasonal business, but when it is fair and show time, Mason is all over it.

Mason tries to clip about 200 sheep per season if he can.  That keeps him really busy.  Through his contacts in agriculture, 4H and FFA he lines up folks who need their sheep fitted for fair and gets them in.  People bring sheep to his parent’s farm and he clips away.

This business is just one stream of revenue for Mason, but it is based on a skill he has and he takes full advantage of this when the time is right!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Livestock Production, Education and Leadership

HIGH SCHOOL: Kuna High School, Kuna, Idaho

MASCOT: Kavemen

FFA ADVISOR: Joe Blackstock

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR MASON ROBERTS:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Kuna High School Ag. Department’s website:

Kuna High School

Mason’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: jblackstock@kunaschools.org

Kuna High School Telephone Number: 208.955.0200

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

D&B Supply Show

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147

 

 

 


OFI 327: How To Start Your Ranch From Scratch And Succeed | Nick McCormack | Nick McCormack’s Leatherwork

 

 SHOW NOTES

KEY IDEAS: 

Our guest today could only be better suited for this show if he said “I listened to your podcast and this is what I did”!

Nick McCormack has done everything that we suggest if you want to farm or ranch, and he is making it work.  He did it before he ever heard of Off-Farm Income, but this is exactly what we advise.  Nick and his wife are originally from Washington State where he used to compete as a bull rider.  When the bull riding was over for Nick, he and his wife knew they wanted to ranch….but where?

They set their priorities just right for folks who want to ranch….land first.  They found this land in a rural part of Texas and purchased it.  By putting their business of ranching first, they purchased a place that gave them best chance of being successful.

Next came the off-farm income.  This was going to be needed to make this work.  Nick was interested in making things from leather and just dove in.  He started practicing at night and trying to make an item.  Soon he was developing a talent and skill for leatherwork and producing products that he could sell.  This led to custom orders, trade shows and a line of products.

This, is a great story!

ADVICE FROM NICK:

FULLY BELIEVE: You’ve got to fully believe in what you are doing. So when times get tough you will hang on and know what you are doing is right.

GIVE IT A CHANCE: Don’t give up too soon.  Give your idea and enterprise a chance to succeed.

DIVE IN: If you are going to do it, don’t just put a toe in the water.  Dive in!

BEST BUSINESS ADVICE NICK HAS RECEIVED:

SET GOALS: Set goals for yourself and make sure they are reachable and achievable.

PERSONAL HABIT THAT HELPS NICK SUCCEED:

MORNING RITUAL: Nick has a morning ritual that helps him be successful.  He gets all of the chores done before his workday in the leather shop begins.  That way he can focus fully on pleasing his customers.

BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Nick’s Facebook Page

 

Other Places You Can Listen To Us:

Check us out on the D&B Supply Show where we get to focus in on very specific farming issues like tank heaters, fencing, regulations, etc.

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO! WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147! “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern. Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback: Email: zacht@rfdtv.com Website:  RuralRadio147.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/RURALRADIO147


OFI 326: How To Build A Path To Your Fish And Game Career | FFA SAE Edition | Trevor Hipwell | Meridian High School FFA


SHOW NOTES

Introducing Trevor Hipwell:

There is no question that the population of the FFA has been changing over the years…..for the better.  More and more students from in town and the suburbs are joining the FFA.  Thus the FFA changed their name from “Future Farmers Of America” to simply “FFA” a few years back.  

This is great because the FFA still encompasses the students off of the farm, but now students from in town are learning about agriculture.  Whether or not these students pursue a career in agriculture, they learn about agriculture which serves us well.

When a student lives in a subdivision it can create a challenge for their projects while in the FFA.  They do not have room to raise large livestock like cattle or pigs.  So, what can they do if they are interested in raising animals and having that experience.

Our guest today solved that riddle by raising quail and pigeons.  He has a strong interest in birds and wants to pursue that interest for his career.  Where he lives in Meridian, Idaho he does not have the room or ability to raise large livestock, so he raises birds.  He now has his eye fixed on a future in fish and wildlife work as a biologist and expert on birds.  Good luck to you Trevor!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Quail and Pigeon Production

HIGH SCHOOL: Meridian High School, Meridian, Idaho

MASCOT: Warriors

FFA ADVISOR: Elizabeth Russell

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TREVOR HIPWELL:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Meridian High School Website:

Meridian High School Logo

Trevor’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: Russell.Elizabeth@westada.org

Meridian High School Telephone Number: (208)350-4160

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward. REASONS TO

DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147!  “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern.

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OFI 325: How To Market Your Business With A Win – Win Situation | FFA SAE Edition | Dylon Pokorny | Waupun Area High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING DYLON POKORNY!

I had a takeaway from my interview with this week’s guest that I really liked.  Dylon Pokorny is in the bee business.  He is managing six hives, and he has named his business “Pokorny’s Bees”.  Back in 2011 his grandfather got him started in this business.

What I took away from my interview with Dylon was how he had used a situation in which everyone wins to market his business.  Dylon’s creative marketing is through donations and the sponsorship of a highway, which he told me he cleans himself.  Dylon has found a way to give back to the community that supported him and enables him to operate Pokorny’s Bees, and at the same time it advertises his business.  This is forward thinking at the highest level!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Bee Keeping

HIGH SCHOOL: Waupun Area High School; Waupun, Wisconsin

MASCOT: Warriors

FFA ADVISOR: Tari Costello

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR DYLON POKORNY:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Waupun Area High School Ag. Department’s website:

Dylon’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: tcostello@waupun.k12.wi.us

Waupun Area High School Telephone Number: 920-324-9341

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147!  “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern.

Please let RURAL RADIO know that you like hearing us on their channel!  Here is how to contact them and leave feedback:

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OFI 323: How To Turn Your Neighbor’s Lawn Into An ATV | FFA SAE Edition | Will Campbell | Southern Guilford High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING WILL CAMPBELL!

I was recently in North Carolina speaking at an SAE camp.  When I polled the advisors that I was speaking to about their students’ entrepreneurship projects a lot of them told me that their students had lawn care businesses.

A lawn care business seems to be very common, and I absolutely love this business.  It is so basic that you start off by mowing somebody else’s lawn for them.  But as you develop you skills you can add on additional services and increase your revenue.  You can scale your equipment and grow your business while creating jobs for other people.  When the business reaches a certain level you can sell it and realized the equity that you have been building.  It is a great model.

Our guest today is from North Carolina and has a lawn mowing business.  Ironically, he and his advisor were not involved in the SAE camp where I spoke.

Will Campbell decided that he wanted an atv.  His folks said that is fine but you will have to figure out how to pay for it.  That is when he started mowing lawn for his neighbors.  With only three customers as clients, Will has been able to save enough and buy his first atv.  Now he is saving for an even bigger one!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Landscape Maintenance

HIGH SCHOOL: Southern Guilford High School, Greensboro, North Carolina

MASCOT: The Storm

FFA ADVISOR: Brad Hensley

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR WILL CAMPBELL:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Southern Guilford High School Ag. Department’s website:

Garrett Venable High School

Will’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: hensleb@gcsnc.com

Southern Guilford High School Telephone Number: 336-674-4250

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

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OFI 322: Hunting Ducks For A Living And Getting Free Diesel Technician Training | FFA SAE Edition | Rob Piatt | Wheatland Union High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING ROB PIATT!

Our guest today is living kind of an outdoorsman’s dream life.  Rob Piatt works on the hunting ranch that his father manages outside of Wheatland, California.  Rob gets to spend his days helping clients hunt, setting up decoys, cleaning birds and everything else that comes with a membership duck club.

Rob has a ton of talent and is driven.  He has received a sponsorship from Holt Caterpillar in Stockton, California to attend San Joaquin Delta College and study to be a diesel technician.  

Rob is learning a ton at the duck club about serving customers and identifying their needs.  Soon he will be able to combine that knowledge with knowledge about fixing diesel engines.  The combination will take Rob anywhere he wants to go!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Wildlife Management

HIGH SCHOOL: Wheatland Union High School; Wheatland, California

MASCOT: Pirates

FFA ADVISOR: Ellie Landers, Jeff McGill & Melissa Taylor

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ROB PIATT:

Click on the picture below to be taken to the Wheatland Union High School Ag. Department’s website:

Rob’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: elanders@wheatlandhigh.org

Wheatland Union High School Telephone Number: (530) 633-3100

FFA LINKS:

National FFA Organization

Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAE’s)

Support FFA 

Donate to FFA – One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000.  In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants.  With your donations, more students can get this head start – pay it forward.

REASONS TO DONATE TO FFA:

  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack 

LISTEN TO US ON SATELLITE RADIO!

WE ARE CONTRIBUTORS TO “FFA TODAY” ON RURAL RADIO SIRIUS XM CHANNEL 147!  “FFA Today” airs on Rural Radio Sirius XM Channel 147 Saturdays at 7:30 AM Eastern and Sundays at 6:30 PM Eastern.

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