CALS forest and wildlife ecology student, Logan Wells was named president of the Wisconsin FFA. Wells, a native of Monroe, Wisc., was elected by his out-going officer team during the last session of the 84th Wisconsin FFA Convention in Madison June 13. The sophomore student started Smock Valley Timber, a portable sawmill business that helps pay for college.
As noted in a Grow magazine Class Act article, Wells’ duties with the FFA include going out to middle and high schools, where he encourages FFA members to get active in the program and talks with them about the importance of “soft” skills—a positive attitude, good work habits, teamwork and other traits that can put them on the path to success.
“I get to tell them my story and inspire them to do something like that for themselves,” Wells says.
The Wisconsin FFA is a youth organization dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.