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Spotlight on FFA 02.08

By Staff | Feb 8, 2013

Taylor Small

Taylor Small is a student at Spencer High School and serves as the reporter for the school’s FFA chapter. She’s the daughter of Tim and Lisa Small of Spencer.

1.) Why FFA?:

I am involved in FFA for the experience and all the opportunities it gives you like traveling and scholarships. I also enjoy being part of my FFA chapter.

2.) FFA project:

My Supervised Agricultural Experience project is at Canterbury Park, a horseracing track in Shakopee, Minn., where I was a hotwalker/groom. That means I took care of the racehorses by cleaning out their stalls and feeding them. On race days we have to get the horses that are racing ready and then walk them to the track. I also exercised the horses by taking them to the training track and galloping them in the mornings.

3.) I’ve learned:

I have learned how to be a better leader in all aspects of my life through FFA.

4.) Career path:

I would like to learn massage therapy for horses.

5.) College plans:

After high school I plan to go to a community college to receive my Associates of Arts degree and then my goal is to go to Midway College in Midway, Ken. There, I want to get my Bachelor of Science degrees in equine studies, concentrating on health and rehabilitation.

6.) FFA activities:

I have been to the FFA State Leadership Conference in Ames, the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., and Oklahoma City for the National FFA Land Judging Contest. I have participated in horse evaluation where I earned state runner up overall and top individual for oral reasoning and questioning. I was also competed on our parliamentary procedure team.

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