Maybe you've seen Brittany Young on the road somewhere. She was likely traveling with several other young people. Perhaps you saw her at Beck's Hybrids when you were there to pick up seed, or on the way to learn about the CSX railroad company.
You may have seen her and not recognized her. She would be easier to identify if she was wearing her blue and gold FFA jacket, the one with Indiana on the back and state president on the front under her name. Her teammates might be similarly dressed.
Young, Hope, Ind., says she is thoroughly enjoying traveling the state, meeting with ag businesses and learning about their operations. Many of the people at the places the officers have or will visit are supporters of the Indiana FFA. Young says the neat part is when they get to tour a business they knew little about, and meet the people who work there.
The Indiana FFA state officers make an annual tour of Indiana businesses each December. The goal is two-fold. They thank supporters who contribute money and/or time and talent to the Indiana FFA, and they also learn from some of the sharpest ag businessmen and women anywhere. Some of the people they talk to are former FFA state officers themselves.
There isn't a downside to the visits, Young says, except it does mark the halfway point in their year as state officers. She says she looks forward to the New Year, but realizes she and her officer team are six months into a 12-month journey.
She is certain of one thing – the excitement for her personally and for the team as they grow together will continue. If you see her or any of her teammates, be sure to say hello. They will be heading to their respective homes for the holidays.
You can catch a full report by Young and learn more about her in the upcoming January issue of Indiana Prairie Farmer.