I’ve recently come to the realization that I am NOT the average journalism student.
I have few journalism classmates who maintain blogs, have over 500 twitter followers, and do some freelancing on the side. Of those few: none raise livestock, were past FFA members, or have a second major in agriculture.
What can I say? I’m one of a kind!
I do have one thing in common with every other journalism student I’ve ever met: I hate macroeconomics.
Often during my macro class I’m on my iPhone, usually on twitter or facebook, yet still managing to pay attention. Once a week, however, my economics class is the last thing on my mind because I’m closely following #onthefarm with @n_web.
During National FFA Convention, I had the privilege of being a guest on my favorite twitter show!
Nick wanted to do a show about FFA but the folks behind the @nationalffa account were just a little bit busy that week!
When I tweeted that I was missing my first National FFA Convention in 6 years, he asked me to share some of my experiences during that time.
As a past Kentucky FFA State Officer, it wasn’t hard for me to brag about the huge impact the FFA makes on its members.
I even had the chance to talk about transitioning from advocating as an FFA member to advocating as a college student/alumni member.
I don’t know whether Nick was drawn to my overachieving journalism habits or my insistence on promoting agriculture through them but either way I had a blast visiting with him about FFA, agriculture education, and agriculture advocacy.
I hope you’ll check out the full recap of the interview at Nick’s blog and tune in to future #onthefarm episodes for some agriculture advocates who are making a huge impact!