Wed, 14 April 2021
INTRODUCING JENNA SPANGLER:
Obviously, the reason that I started interviewing FFA students was their involvement in entrepreneurship. The way that the FFA facilitates exposure and learning in entrepreneurship is second to none. And, as the title of this episode suggests it really is an entrepreneurship incubator.
That is very apparent in our interview with today's guest, Jenna Spangler. Jenna is a very competitive person, and upon joining the FFA she found that this organization served her competitive spirit very well. Through a myriad of different contests and competitions, she found exactly what she was looking for. Then the day came that she wanted to go on a mission trip and needed to raise $150 to make this happen. Jenna decided that she would make ice cream and sell it to people for the fundraiser and actually pre-sold what she needed to raise.
This motivation is what led Jenna to be exposed to business and entrepreneurship. She found herself really enjoying making and selling products to other people and wanting to explore this further. Well, she just happened to be in the FFA already. Of course, this organization not only promotes but rewards entrepreneurship, and she found just the backing and encouragement that she needed. This led her to seek out opportunities outside of the FFA to learn even more about entrepreneurship, and Jenna Lou's Homemade Ice Cream was born.
Today Jenna is preparing to finish high school and go to college to study in pursuit of growing this business even more. She has reinvested her profits and upgraded her equipment, allowing her to produce even more ice cream in less time. Jenna has a vision, and she has figured out what she needs to do to make that vision a reality. It will be very exciting to see where this all goes.
Visit Jenna Lou's Homemade Ice Cream online here: https://www.facebook.com/jennalous.icecream
Direct download: OFI_1045__The_FFA_As_An_Entrepreneurship_Incubator___FFA_SAE_Edition___Jenna_Spangler___Bushnell-Prairie_City_High_School_FFA.mp3
Category:FFA -- posted at: 12:30am MST