As I hung up my corduroy jacket for the last time, I couldn’t help feeling a bit robbed, which I’m sure is a mutual feeling among other chapters and schools. But then, I find myself thinking of all the things we were able to do that so many others did not. I am so thankful to have been a part of the Cordell FFA chapter as the Reporter for the 2019- 2020 school year. It has opened so many doors for me, and given me so many opportunities that would have never been presented otherwise. I am so very lucky to have attended The National Convention with my fellow officers and friends. I cannot express how amazing it was to see members from across the country gather together and communicate, form friendships, and learn from each other. We had a crazy, wonderful time getting to explore the city of Indianapolis as well, which was a whole other adventure in and of itself. This has been a whirlwind of a year, despite the abrupt ending. I hope to come back next year to the Labor Auction, enjoy some calf fries, and celebrate the next officer team and chapter members as a “has-been.” I see great things ahead for this program and the students involved, many of whom I’ve gotten to know and become friends with through this program. To any student who is thinking about joining Future Farmers of America, GO FOR IT! There are so many areas within the programall to help you better yourself and your community!