Luke Nielsen will be a junior this fall at West Bend-Mallard High School. He is the son of Susan Nielsen and the late Larry Nielsen of Gilmore City and serves as sentinel for the Hawkeye FFA Chapter.
1.) Why FFA?:
To have fun and to be involved in an agriculture program.
2.) FFA project:
I currently work for the Gilmore Garden Center. I help with landscaping jobs and building things. I am in the process of renting some land and being involved in crop production, along with working at the garden center in the future.
3.) I've learned:
I have learned a lot about soils as I am currently in soils class. As a chapter officer, and involved in the chapter, I have learned about leadership and the duties that go with being sentinel.
4.) Career path:
I want to be involved in farming and being outdoors. I enjoy hunting and trapshooting. FFA has given me a chance to be outside during school and learning about the things I enjoy.
5.) College plans:
I am not sure where I will go to school, but I want to be involved in agriculture and wildlife-related topics as I like farming and outdoor recreation.
6.) FFA acclivities:
I was a member of the district and state soil judging team. I have also been involved with things like fruit sales, the member service auction, the annual banquet, the chili-oyster supper and helping plant the FFA test plot. I also helped with being a group guide at the Davis Dairy Day last spring helping preschoolers get to all the stations and see the animals. As sentinel, it is my job to help keep everyone on task at FFA meetings.