Setting Goals: The Sky is the Limit!
I started 4-H back in 2008 with just one goat and one goal in mind, showing at the county fair. Since then my goal has turned into goals. I have continued with 4-H and have joined the FFA, becoming 4-H Goat Club President and FFA Chapter President for two years running. As a fourth year 4-H member, I now raise goats and cattle full time, with the occasional hog and lamb on the side. Both organizations have allowed me to hold extensive leadership roles, as well as learn valuable life skills such as responsibility.
Being in 4-H and FFA, I’ve grown an interest in the agricultural legislative process. Through 4-H, I will have the opportunity to visit our state capitol on January 31. I will be talking with the Virginia legislators as well as learning about state government procedures, meeting local legislators, and encouraging civic engagement. While at the capitol, I will be able to share my own 4-H story with legislators who are supporting our program, as well as meet other Virginia 4-Hers.