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FFA Spotlight

Meet the 2020-2021 Locust Trace

FFA Officer Team

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President, Kennedy Little

Hello! My name is Kennedy Little, and I’m serving as the 20-2021 Locust Trace FFA President. As president, I’m here to ensure you are understanding the important aspects of agriculture and leadership while also finding purpose in doing so. I also help plan events and meetings and work in the community to teach others more FFA. I’m currently a senior at Bryan Station and Locust Trace. I enjoy working with small animals for my SAE Paws to Tails, which is a pet service I started myself in tenth grade. After high school, I plan on attending college to major in animal science and minor in international studies, with the hopes of one day becoming a veterinarian. I became an FFA member in 9th grade and I have competed in numerous activities and competitions. My favorite competitions to compete in are speech contests, I also love trying out new competitions. Throughout this year I am excited about the fun events we have planned, guest speakers, and community projects. But overall, I truly want to watch FFA members grow and find themselves within this amazing organization.

Vice President, Mykia Goodwin

Hi I’m Mykia, and I’m your FFA Vice President this year. That means I’m here for you. I help coordinate our committees, and I’m here to support our President and the other officers. I’m a senior this year and my home school is Lafayette. My goal after high school is to work in wildlife conservation. My SAE this year is business, I’ll be selling masks and scrunchies, specifically with the FFA logo on them. I have been able to attend State and National conventions as well as FFA summer camp. And then there are all the activities here at Locust Trace. This year I’m excited about getting to know everyone. The Pandemic has changed how school looks, and what we do, but FFA is there for you even when we are apart.

Secretary, Ana Saunders

Hello my name is Ana Saunders. I will be serving this year as the Locust Trace FFA Secretary. As secretary my job is to keep records of all meetings and correspond with other secretaries. At the end of the year I also get to create our chapters secretary’s book with all of our accomplishments from throughout the year. My home high school is Tates Creek and I will be a senior this year. My current SAE is sheep production, I volunteer on a local sheep farm in northern Lexington during lambing season. I also show sheep through Locust Trace during the summer. My career goal is to be a veterinary pharmacist. I plan to go to college and major in animal science with a pre-vet focus. Throughout my 3, almost 4, years at Locust Trace I’ve been involved with a lot of activities. I’ve competed in many CDEs such as livestock judging, veterinary science, parli, and impromptu speeches. Last November I was on the state winning veterinary science team (with our awesome reporter!!) I’m super excited to compete in more CDEs this year! As a senior I’m super super excited for my last year as a wolf! I’m excited to meet all of y’all even if it might be over zoom and in front of a computer screen.

Treasurer, Ethan Kidd

My name is Ethan Kidd.I’m the FFA Treasurer which means I help keep track of our chapter finances and read out the reports at meetings.I’m a senior at Lafayette.

My SAE has consisted of taking care of and showing cattle and sheep over the summer seasons.I don’t know for sure what I want to be once I’m out of school.

I’ve participated in jr./senior parliamentary procedure, horse quiz bowl, sheep and goat impromptu contests, ag. Sales cde, land judging cde, and livestock judging.I am looking forward to hopefully going back to in person events before I graduate in the spring.

Reporter, Lily Crouch

My name is Lily Crouch and I am so excited to serve as your Locust Trace FFA Reporter for 2020/2021. The Reporter’s job is to communicate about the chapter activities to members, parents, and educators through social media platforms. I think social media can be fun and useful so this is a good position for me! I hope to use my hobby in photography to take lots of pictures and share them in my posts. I am a senior at Henry Clay and knew I wanted to go to Locust Trace since I was in 4th grade! I currently have two SAE projects: I train a 9-year old off-the-track Thoroughbred to compete in eventing competitions and I also work on a big Thoroughbred farm. I plan on attending UK with a double major in equine science and teaching. I have had such a fun time being a member of FFA and have participated in Vet CDE, Parliamentary Procedures, Impromptu speaking, and have attended lots of conferences and events. I am really looking forward to having a live FFA meeting, seeing old members, meeting new members, and making more great memories! Let me know if you have any suggestions or ideas for LTAC online posts and have a great school year!

Sentinel, Max Warnken

My name is Max Warnken, aka Chapter Dad. I am the Sentinel for Locust Trace, meaning that I open doors for people. I am a senior at Lafayette and my SAE is my home garden where I grow all sorts of fruits and vegetables. I hope to one day work in the plant science field (no pun intended) more specifically agronomy. I have participated in many activities throughout my time in FFA including several CDE's. I have been to national convention, FFA camp and a handful leadership conferences. I am looking forward to collaborating with other chapters to make events happen this year.

We are FFA!

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New Faces The Future

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Agriculture IS For Urban Students

Calendar of Events

9/7/20: Last day to order mums from Fayette County FFA Alumni

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