FFA Area Representatives: Kirby Russell and Caitlyn Muckensturm

By Dani Blackburn

“I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.”

The words written in the second paragraph of the Future Farmers of America creed have provided comfort to members across the Lone Star State during the past year as they overcame numerous obstacles placed in their path by a worldwide pandemic while continuing to pour their hearts into an organization they love.

FFA prepares members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture with 760, 113 members nationwide. The goal is to prepare the next generation of leaders who will change the world.

At the helm of Texas State FFffA members are 12 area representatives elected to office to serve each summer. For North Texas, those representatives elected to serve during one of the more difficult times of FFA’s history include Area IV Representative Kirby Russell and Area V Representative Caitlyn Muckensturm.

The pair know all too well the difficulties COVID-19 has brought to both FF A and the agricultural industry, but they continue to lead in an organization that has changed the lives of youth for generations.

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