When was 15 years old, I was named Wyoming State President of the Future Farmers of America. I turned 16 the following September. Vocational agriculture was a lark. I got straight A's (or 1's) as we were graded for four years which larded my GPA for scholarship purposes. I majored in agriculture in college and received a master's degree as well in agricultural economics. But I quickly decided that the only way I wanted to get milk was in glass bottles (then) or paper cartons (now). Cows are quirky, kicky, ornery, and very messy creatures. And I determined it was more convenient to buy eggs in the grocery store than to clean out the chicken coop. Have you ever cleaned out the chicken coop?
But I did enjoy my year as state president of the Future Farmers of America. I learned many lessons of leadership and perseverance that helped me in numerous ways throughout my life.