Hattie Polson, Kansas FFA Reporter

Hometown: Vermillion, Kansas

Parents: John and Sharmon Polson

Chapter: Frankfort FFA

Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE): Placement in Food Processing and Production

Highest Chapter & or District Office: Frankfort FFA Vice President

College: Kansas State University

Year: Freshman

Major: Milling Science and Management

High School or College Activities: Book Club, Student Council, National Honors Society, Cross Country, Scholars Bowl, Yearbook, Marshall County Farm Bureau Ambassador

Career Goal: To pursue a degree in Milling Science and Management with a secondary degree in Global Food Systems Leadership.

“As a freshman in high school, my experience with FFA was greatly lacking,” Polson said. “After a change in leadership, my new advisor helped me find what I was looking for — a place in FFA to call home. This feeling of inclusion and home within FFA is something I wish for every high school student to experience. I choose to serve to help others find a place to belong and flourish. By telling my story, I hope to inspire other members who can relate to freshman Hattie. This next year of service will allow me to further my growth as a teammate, a leader, and an advocate for agriculture, as well as connect with members as they become rooted in FFA.”

“This feeling of inclusion and home within FFA is something I wish for every high school student to experience.”