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Growing up in an agriculture-based family, it was obvious for Justin to continue the tradition as an agriculturalist. While in grade school, he was heavily involved in 4-H doing consumer decision-making and serving on the County Council board. In FFA, he showed heifers and chickens. After high school graduation, he attended Tarleton State University where he would receive an undergraduate degree in agriculture and consumer science with an emphasis in communication. After that, Justin went on to receive a Master’s of Science in general agriculture.
Katie’s interest in agriculture began in 6th grade when she entered her first agriculture class in Stephens City, Va. After her time in FFA and agriculture classes in high school, the opportunity arose to serve Virginia FFA as the 2011-2012 state reporter. She has worked in a flower shop for the past four years and a local farmer’s market. She has spent the last year studying in Iowa and has enjoyed exploring the rich tradition of agriculture that this state has to offer. Katie is working on obtaining a degree in agriculture education and hopes that one day she can teach students about the importance of agriculture and the many opportunities they have through it.
Tracee is a central New York native who fell in love with agriculture through her school’s FFA program where they specialize in making pure maple syrup. Tracee served as the New York State FFA Vice President from 2010-2011 and took her passion for agriculture to SUNY Cobleskill where she earned her bachelors in agricultural business. Tracee was very active at college, playing on the women's basketball team and being involved Post-Secondary Agriculture Students. She plans on attending graduate school next fall for agricultural education/communication.
Bo/David grew up on a cow-calf operation in deep east Texas, showed cattle and participated in FFA and 4-H. As a freshman at Texas A&M University, Bo/David was selected to be a Texas Beef Leader, a team of four college students that serve as industry representatives. Following his year on the team, he worked with other A&M students to start an organization titled “Farmers Fight,” an agricultural advocacy organization that recently expanded nationally. He was also a finalist for the Texas Farm Bureau Collegiate Discussion meet in the spring of 2014. Bo/David interned at the Texas Department of Agriculture for the GO TEXAN program where he was able to increase awareness of products that were value added in Texas.
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