It's been a week since I returned from the four best days in my professional career thus far. Those four days were a blur that left 17 grown women wanting to sleep in front of a hotel fireplace in sleeping bags singing kumbaya. Spending four days with 17 other women from across the country learning how to represent agriculture in a positive light has been a
G A M E C H A N G E R. When I was selected I didn’t know if I should be more humbled or fortunate for being one of the seventeen. Upon completion the answer was crystal clear.
H U M B L E
The friends that I have created were the greatest teachers and listeners a girl could ask for. We could laugh with each other and know that it was in support of one another. Whether it was media training or learning about our personality profile, we wanted each other to succeed in a way that I have never experienced before. Imagine a room full of cheerleaders, hooting and hollering all while sharing our power poses! The moments shared are memories that I will hold on to while knowing that we ALL will be doing awesome things within our state and nation to promote the field we love, AGRICULTURE!
So today I challenge each of you to step out of your comfort zone and REACH! REACH high and far. Apply for scholarships, read, READ, and read some more. Fill yourself with knowledge of your industry and passion! We all have it we just need to believe. So as I write this a week later I know that I couldn’t ask for much more. And the above reminders for REACHING, are just as much for me as they are for you!
This picture may be low quality but as my fellow classmate Mallorie stated, it's not the low quality picture that matters it's the high quality people in the picture!
I'm Lisa, a farm wife, mom and old lady at heart (or my husband tells me so). Agriculture, quilting, and baking were my first loves and now I get to enjoy them with my family!