Mon, 9 May 2022
Today's guest, Remi Gardner, is the second student from the Paris FFA Chapter that I have interviewed in as many days. I find myself just as impressed today as I was with my first interview of a Paris FFA student, both working in the world of cattle production. Obviously, I am going to have to get myself to Henry County sooner, rather than later to see what is going on in the beef industry down there!
Remi is just finishing up her freshman year, and she is accomplishing a ton already. She has already been named a regional proficiency winner for her supervised agricultural experience and has ever intention to continuing to compete for proficiencies. She has a very unique experience of not coming from a farming family, but finding placement as an employee on a farm. In this way she really is a great example of how FFA students from in town can still find the livestock or crop experience that they want.
Remi named her own episode today. As a matter of fact, she had a couple of lines at the very end of the show that I had to write down and preserve. I like to ask students what they would tell somebody about agriculture if they had just two minutes to pass along some information. Without hesitation, Remi fired way with "Agriculture is not boring!". I thought that was great and should be the title of her episode. However, she continued explaining and really uncovered a nugget of wisdom by saying "you just have to put in the work and agriculture will provide an opportunity for you".
Especially with that second quote, I thought Remi provided wisdom well beyond her years. I am looking forward to following her FFA journey and seeing where she takes this!
SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Beef Production
HIGH SCHOOL: E.W. Grove High School; Paris, Tennessee
FFA ADVISOR: Laura Moss
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR REMI GARDNER:
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E.W. High School Telephone Number: (731) 642-9733
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Category:FFA -- posted at: 12:30am MDT