Jaelyn Bergmann, Perry, Mo., has been named the 2012-2013 Missouri FFA President. Bergmann is a member of the Paris FFA Chapter. Her advisors are Jessy Reuterdahl and Josh Bondy. Her parents are David and Laura Bergmann.
Bergmann's Supervised Agricultural Experience involves operating her own business, Nanny Jae's Nursery, where she buys bottle calves from a local dairy producer and raises them to sell. Nanny Jae's Nursery has successfully raised 41 bottle calves.
Bergmann is the chapter president and president of Area 4 FFA Association. She also has served as chapter secretary and junior president.
Bergmann has participated in various speaking competitions including division 1 and division 2 prepared public speaking and the Missouri Pork Association and Missouri Institute of Cooperatives speaking contests. Bergmann also received Group 1 ratings in FFA knowledge and poultry evaluation career development events.
Bergmann won an area dairy entrepreneurship proficiency award and is a 2010 graduate of the Missouri Agribusiness Academy. She was selected as the chapter Star in Agribusiness and recognized as the chapter's most outstanding junior and hardest-working Greenhand.
Bergmann serves as the National Honor Society president and participates in kindergarten cadet teaching at Paris High School. She was active in softball, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and American Field Service. Bergmann has attended Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day and Missouri Girls State, where she was elected the county's outstanding political citizen. Bergmann was on the honor roll during her high school career and is a member of the First Baptist Church of Paris.
Bergmann plans to study agricultural education at the University of Missouri. She would like to teach in a rural community and own her own cow-calf operation where she can fulfill her love for agriculture.
The Missouri FFA has 25,760 members representing 327 chapters. The national organization has more than 540,000 members representing 7,489 local chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.
Source: Missouri FFA