A young woman growing up on a fourth-generation family farm in Ogallala is the new president of the Nebraska FFA.
Amanda Most is a member of both FFA and 4H. She’s shown hogs and cattle, competed at the National FFA convention and earned her state degree. Most says she wants to help other students achieve their dreams.
“Something I hope to accomplish serving as president is to be able to help students find their passion no matter what it may be,” Most says. “My passion certainly is agriculture and FFA, but I realize that isn’t for everyone. I just hope I’m able to encourage and inspire students to find something they’re passionate about.”
Most says it’s been a quick ride to the presidency as she comes from a relatively new chapter.
“I actually didn’t join FFA until my sophomore year in high school because Ogallala didn’t have an ag ed program until then,” Most says. “It’s crazy. I remember after my first state convention as a sophomore, telling my mom how cool it would be to be a state officer but I never thought in my three short years of FFA, I would get the opportunity.”
“It’s hard to keep up and we aren’t graduating nearly enough ag teachers to fill these positions,” Most says. “Even after our first year as a chapter, the teacher decided to move on and our position was open again. We were scared for a bit that we weren’t going to be able to fill it but thankfully, we did.”
Following her term as president, Most plans to attend the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and major in Ag Communications.
By Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton