Mon, 25 September 2023
OFI 1845: An American Star Finalist, College Baseball Pitcher And Working For Tuition | FFA SAE Edition | Weston Whiteside | Sam Rayburn High School FFA
Weston Whiteside is an American Star Finalist in the category of Agribusiness. Weston has been working in the lawn care and landscaping business since he was 11 years old, and when he turned 16 years old he purchased the business from his father. Since then, Weston has made moves to transform his clientele from residential to commercial and to ramp up the earnings. He has been succeeding in that endeavor.
Weston is currently studying agricultural business and playing baseball at The College Of The Ozarks in Missouri. In addition, he is working in exchange for his tuition, so he has absolutely no tuition payments to make to get his degree. He is employed at the campus feed mill and does a variety of jobs in exchange for tuition.
When Weston graduates he plans on running his business, Whiteside Landscaping, full time and building the business even larger. He has a lofty goal of being financially independent by the time he is 30 years old, not so he can stop working, but so he can always do work that he loves and is passionate about.