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PHS grad gets state FFA post
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Danielle Jentz of Platteville is one of 10 FFA state officers elected during the recent Wisconsin FFA convention. Allison Wedig of Darlington was elected state president.

Danielle Jentz of the Platteville FFA Chapter was elected to a year of service as the 2014–15 Section Four State FFA Officer during the 85th Wisconsin FFA Convention held in Madison.

Jentz’s advisor is Platteville High School ag teacher Beth Babcock.

Jentz is a 2014 Platteville High School graduate and has been accepted to the University of Kentucky, where she plans to explore different agricultural areas.

For her Supervised Agricultural Experience Danielle worked for Bunker Hill Simmentals, her parents Jill and Jim Jentz’s beef operation. Her first duties were to care for the show animals and expanded to keeping vaccination records, building fences and harvesting hay.

At Washington Leadership Conference Danielle learned of the acronym INAM. “It’s not about me.” has sparked her interest in living a life of service by serving members. FFA leadership workshops instilled Jentz with energy and taught her organizational skills to help prepare her to be a leader. Danielle has formulated an image for an ideal person.  Her ideal person is positive, excited, passionate, caring, thoughtful and needs to put others before themselves. Past FFA officers have driven Danielle to make a positive impact.  She wants to make sure agriculture remains an important part of her life. Danielle wants to live life with a purpose and help others and the FFA Organization to grow, lead and succeed.

During Jentz’s year as a State FFA Officer, she will meet thousands of FFA members and will travel more than 10,000 miles.  In addition to meeting with members on the local, state, and national levels, the entire state officer team will meet with leaders in government, education, business and agriculture.

Allison Wedig of the Darlington FFA Chapter was elected to serve as the 2014–2015 State FFA President.