FFA #OnTheFarm with Nick Weber

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!

The last time I wore my FFA jacket with my closest FFA friend.

The last time I wore my FFA jacket with my closest FFA friend.

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!

About Celeste

Celeste grew up on a family beef cattle and show pig farm in Western Kentucky. In addition to farming and life as a restaurant wife, Celeste owns Celeste Communications where she works as a photographer, graphic designer, videographer and consultant. This blog is Celeste's personal soapbox. Any ranting or raving is her own and does not reflect the opinions of any of her clients. All photos and posts are copyrighted property of Celeste Communications.

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FFA #OnTheFarm with Nick Weber — 3 Comments

  1. Just finished reading your new blog and the interview w/ Nick Weber. Very impressive. You are well on your way to achieving your goals. Very proud of you here in South Louisiana. Who would have thought years ago when your mother became a La FFA State officer that her daughter would follow in her footsteps. I am sure Mr. Simmons and Mr. Hogan, your mother’s advisors, are as equally proud.

  2. Celeste, I finally was able to get your site to load! Thanks for the kind comments. The interview was great, and you’re a great agvocate. Keep up the great work online and best wishes in school! If there’s anything I can do to help, just holler.

    And I’m glad I can provide a distraction during your classes!

    Nick

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