Carson Wirtz is a sophomore at West Bend-Mallard High School and the son of Chuck and Trela Wirtz, of Whittemore. He is member of the Hawkeye FFA chapter.
1.) Why FFA?:
I am involved in FFA to learn about agriculture and maybe gain leadership skills. It looks good on scholarship and college applications. My dad and other family members were involved in it and I want to follow in their footsteps.
2.) FFA project:
My project is helping with the hogs and farming at home. I currently work on the family farm. I plan on going to college, but will stay at home and farm. After college I plan on staying on the farm, so I want to learn more on how the operation runs. Another project is getting my SAE record book organized.
3.) I’ve learned:
I have learned about farming overall, but mostly about taxes and animals. I have learned how to work well together. This year we have learned about judging soils and keeping records.
4.) Career path:
I plan on going into agriculture, most likely diesel technology. I have learned most of what I need to know for engines in shop class, but I learned about soils and plan on farming when I am older. I will probably be involved in production agriculture including field work and hogs. I have learned quite a bit about the health of hogs through ag.
5.) College plans:
I plan on going to Iowa Lakes Community College for agriculture or diesel technology.
6.) FFA activities:
I have been involved in chapter things like the Chili-Oyster supper, fruit sales and attending banquets. I have taught the little kids about Farm Safety. This year as an officer I will need to know the opening ceremonies for banquet.
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