Wed, 11 May 2022
OFI 1381: You Just Have To Put Yourself Out There | FFA SAE Edition | Kendall Lawson | Yelm High School FFA
"The FFA and agriculture is a very welcoming culture. You just have to put yourself out there, and you will be accepted". These are the words of the very wise FFA student who is today's featured guest, Kendall Lawson.
Kendall is a senior who will be graduating within about a month of this episode's release. She loves to watch plants grow the same way that I like to watch cattle graze. And, this inner voice has led her in the direction of a successful supervised agricultural experience and business called "Kendall's Creations".
Kendall originally began this project by growing succulents, but she moved on to "air plants" in terrariums. At a church bazaar she found that people were interested in purchasing them and supporting what she was doing. Soon, she was selling them to family and friends and eventually this led her to selling them to perfect strangers and using social media for marketing. This final transition is one that is indicative of a real business with real value.
In today's interview Kendall offers some real pearls of wisdom including following her inner voice, pivoting her business model and how she is choosing a career that matches the lifestyle that she wants to live, irregardless of how much money she makes. Kendall is a definite role model, and it is my pleasure to be able to capture the wisdom that she has to share.
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Kendall's Creations
HIGH SCHOOL: Yelm High School; Yelm, Washington
FFA ADVISOR: Austin Baker
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR KENDALL LAWSON:
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Kendall's FFA Advisor's Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Yelm High School Telephone Number: 360.458.7777
Donate to FFA - One way that FFA students are able to start small businesses is through an FFA grant of $1,000. In 2014, 141 FFA students received these grants. With your donations, more students can get this head start - pay it forward.
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Direct download: Off_Farm_Income--Episode_1381_Kendall_Lawson-COMM-15_38-042822.mp3
Category:FFA -- posted at: 12:30am MST