Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Our FFA Advisors Made a Difference in Our Lives

Academic journal article The Agricultural Education Magazine

Our FFA Advisors Made a Difference in Our Lives

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The Theme Editor asked the Pennsylvania State FFA Officers to share a quote or two about how they believed that their FFA Advsor had made a difference in their lives. The following is the response from the 2004-2005 Pennsylvania State Officer Team. The comments were collected and submitted by Mike Brammer, Pennsylvania FFA Executive Director.

They are two great friends that I know I can go to and talk to when I need help or have a problem, with anything.

They were both there for me, and were supportive throughout my high school career and after.

Helped me to understand that someone's opinion of you is just that, an opinion.

Helped me realize, it's okay to ask for help, and that Fm not alone. He also made me realize that I need to listen to everyone's ideas, and that you can combine them to make a great plan.

He showed me how much he cared for each student by devoting many hours in and out of school to help anyone. He was concerned for each student's future, and helped many plan their college choices and/or careers.

They never showed any doubt in me because I was new to the school.

The possibilities of our achievements were endless.

Without their guidance, I could have never accomplished my goals as an FFA member.

My advisor saw potential in me to succeed that I never would've found on my own. Failure was never an option in my chapter. If I needed help with an application, Career Development Event, or shop project, he made the time to give me the help I needed.

Without my advisor's encouragement, trust, and guidance, I would never have known that I could climb as far as I have in the FFA. …

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