FFA members and alumni submitted so many lovely stories this week at our FFA Connect website. We’ll share a few of our favorites with you throughout the day.
Our second story comes from Amy Behring in Hunnewell, Missouri. Here boyfriend found a creative way to get her attention during an activity at FFA camp.
You would think that answering the question, “How has FFA impacted your life?” would be quite simple, but it has changed my life in so many ways I don’t even know where to start!
As a kid growing up in rural Missouri my older sister was a huge role model for me, seeing her success in FFA made me want to join when I became a freshman as well.
I was a shy child at the time, but after being an active member my freshman year I decided to attend Missouri FFA Camp. When I signed up to go I never dreamed it would change my life so much.
While in a session at camp I was sitting by a new friend I had just met the previous day. We had just done an activity where we wrote positive sayings on a pieces of paper taped to the back of our shirts. My friend tells me to turn around because he wanted to write something else on my paper.
Later, when I took the paper off of my shirt, I noticed that there was a phone number written on it.
I thought, ‘What kind of joke is this?’ Turns out it wasn’t. We texted for many months and soon became great friends.
Even with a long distance between us, we were able to visit each other and soon began dating.
FFA really did change my life! Not only did I meet my amazing boyfriend , but I also really have come out of my shell. I served as chapter Secretary my sophomore year and was elected President my Junior year. I can’t wait to continue my journey with FFA and meet so many more people!
Do you also have a great story about your FFA experience? Submit it to us at www.connectffa.org.