OFI 359: How To Become A Certified Diesel Mechanic In High School | FFA SAE Edition | Kellie Einck | South O’Brien High School FFA

SHOW NOTES

INTRODUCING KELLIE EINCK!

Our guest today is another finalist for the American Star Award in Agricultural Placement.  Kellie Einck blew me away in our interview.  She got “bored” in high school, so she started taking diesel technology classes at a nearby community college.  This led her to becoming certified, and then starting full-time work at age 18.

Kellie decided that she needed a backup plan, so she pursued a four year degree in accounting.  She is almost done with that, and she is considering pursuing her CPA for work in later years when she no longer wants to be a mechanic.

In addition to all of this Kellie just received her pilot’s license.  Wow…what an achiever!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Diesel Mechanics

HIGH SCHOOL: South O’Brien High School; Paullina, Iowa

MASCOT: Wolverine

FFA ADVISOR: Eric Kum

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR KELLIE EINCK:

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

Kellie’s FFA Advisor’s Email Address: ekumm@soswolverines.org

South O’Brien High School Telephone Number: 712-949-3454

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 

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