Each month, the Sleepy Eye FFA features members of the month. This month Joe Kramer, Justine Bleick, Brennon Helget and Brandon Roiger are featured.

Joe Kramer


 Member of the Month


Grade In School: 10th


Years In FFA: Three


Why you joined FFA: I wanted to do something new.


Favorite FFA Activity: Fruit sales


What you have learned by being in FFA and Ag Class: Hard work pays off.


Awards: Top fruit seller three years in a row.


Justine Bleick


 Member of the Month


Grade In School: 12th


Years In FFA: 1


Why you joined FFA: I want to be a veterinarian and being in FFA would help me learn more about different types of animals.


Career Development Event (CDE) team: Small animals


What you like about your CDE: I like being with the people who are on my CDE team.


Something you’d like to try in FFA and/or what you are looking forward to the most this year: I am looking forward to going to state for my CDE.


Favorite FFA Activity: Kiddy Barn


What you have learned by being in FFA and Ag Class: I have learned the bones and digestive systems of small animals.


List any awards that you have earned that you are most proud of: I got eighth place overall at the region competition and I will be getting my Greenhand Degree in the spring.


Brennon Helget        

Member of the Month


Grade In School: 8th


Years In FFA: One


Why you joined FFA: My friends recommended it to me.


Career Development Event (CDE) team: Wildlife


What you like about your CDE: I think Wildlife is cool.


Something you'd like to try in FFA and/or what you are looking forward to the most this year: Discovery Camps


Favorite Ag Activity: Going in the Woodshop to make a project.


What you have learned by being in FFA and Ag Class: I learned how to screen crops and how to find a good sample.



Brandon Roiger


Officer of the Month


Grade in School: 12th


Years in FFA: Four


Why you joined FFA: To get the opportunities and to go to Greenhand Day.


Office: President


What do you like about your officer position: I like being on an officer team with a unique group of minds.


Career Development Event (CDE) team: Poultry/Prepared Speaking


What you like about your CDE: I have learned more about the poultry industry and have gained skills on speaking in front of people.


Favorite FFA Activity: Washington Leadership Conference.


Something you’d like to try in FFA and/or what you are looking forward to most this year: I’d like to experience the Little I Invitational at SDSU. I am most looking forward to celebrating FFA at the chapter banquet!


What you have learned by being in FFA and Ag. class: I am in Ag. Mechanics and learning about how to weld and use the grinder for shop projects.


Any awards that you are most proud of: Second in Home and/or Community Development proficiency at State; Second in Prepared Public Speaking at State.