Each month, members of the Sleepy Eye FFA team are recognized. This month it is Crystal Martinez, Tiffany Ludewig, Kari Schumacher and Kolten Neinhaus.

Crystal Martinez

Grade in School – 12th

Years in FFA – 2

Why did you join FFA? My Friends are in FFA and they seemed to enjoy it a lot, so I decided to give it a try.

Favorite FFA Activity – Leadership Camps

Something I’d like to try in FFA and/or what are you looking forward to the most this year – I’m looking forward to FFA week and the FFA lock-in.

What have you learned by being in FFA & Ag. Class? How to do Crop Samples and in Ag Survivor Class, I learned how to build a wall.

List any awards that you have earned that you are most proud of - Member of the Month

Kolten Neinhaus

Grade in School – 9th

Years in FFA – 3

Why did you join FFA? To have fun and learn more.

Favorite FFA Activity – Greenhand Day

Something I’d like to try in FFA and/or what are you looking forward to the most this year – Competing on the B.I.G. Team, Leadership camps, and Raising poultry.

What have you learned by being in FFA and Ag. Class? I learned about Poultry and FFA history.

List any awards that you have earned that you are most proud of - Discovery Degree

Kari Schumacher

Grade in School – 12th at St. Mary’s

Years in FFA – 2

Why did you join FFA? To become more involved with Agriculture because that’s the area I want to go into in college.

Favorite FFA Activity – Going to Leadership Camps

Something I’d like to try in FFA and/or what are you looking forward to the most this year – I’m looking forward to hopefully making it to State again this year.

What have you learned by being in FFA and Ag. Class? That you can make a difference by becoming involved in FFA and that it will make you a better person.

List any awards that you have earned that you are most proud of - 3rd at Regions last year for Nursery Landscape.

Officer of the Month – Tiffany Ludewig

Grade in School – 12th

Years in FFA –3

Why did you join FFA? A friend and my family strongly encouraged me to join FFA.

Office – Secretary

What do you like about your Officer Position? I like taking notes at meetings and making sure the Adopt-a-Senior and Wee-Deliver cards are done and everyone gets a card.

Favorite FFA Activity – State FFA Leadership Camp

Something I’d like to try in FFA &/or what are you looking forward to the most this year – I’m looking forward to State Convention, so I can go to State Band and see my friends!

What have you learned by being in FFA and Ag. Class? That I can grow in so many ways. I am more confident in myself and I believe I can do so much in life.

List any awards that you have earned that you are most proud of - I have my Chapter Degree and I have received the Phoenix award.