INDIANAPOLIS — Brittany Young was meant to be an ambassador
for FFA. With her passion for all things agriculture, it’s not hard to see why
she is this year’s Indiana FFA state president.
The Hope native, much like the six other state officers, has
had little to no down time since being elected in June at the state convention.
The officers continue to participate in training,
conferences and other leadership opportunities, including a recent trip to the
State Presidents’ Conference in Washington, D.C.
The Hauser High School graduate first got into advocating
for agriculture through 4-H and was a 10-year member.
She also got involved with FFA, where she made an immediate
connection with the organization and continued her involvement within the
Young plans to continue to advocate for agriculture not only
during the next year, but for many years to come.
Q: When did you get involved with
A: I have always been involved with agriculture. I was
raised on a family farm. We had 80 head of Angus and corn and soybeans.
Q: When did you know you wanted to
be a state officer?
A: When I was a freshman I looked at the state officers and
realized that was what I wanted to do.
Q: What excites you about
A: The connections that are made within the different
sectors in the industry, whether that is a business or a family farm. There is a
tight bond within the industry and that atmosphere excites me.
Q: Tell me about your family.
A: My parents are Kevin and Terri Young. I also have a
younger brother, Braden, who will turn 12 soon.
Q: What are your plans when the
A: I plan to attend Ivy Tech in Columbus for two years
before transferring to Purdue University. I’m planning to major in agriculture
education. I want to teach in the classroom. I’m also considering a minor in
Q: Why do you want to go into
A: Without agriculture education, it’s impossible to have a
steady program. Recruiting educators is so important all over, not just in
Indiana. Educators have the potential to impact a life.