Sabel Elected To Serve Wisconsin Association Of FFA
First published on 23 June 2015 Posted in CHS News & Press Releases
MADISON, WIS., June 17,2015 - Abby Sable of the Chilton FFA Chapter was elected to a year of service as the 2015-2016 Section IX State FFA Officer during the 86th Wisconsin FFA Convention held in Madison, Wis. Amy Thielman is her advisor. Her parents are Jerry and Cari Sabel.
Abby's supervised agricultural experience (SAE) program is in goat production. Sabel works at LaClare Farms. When she began, Abby worked once a week milking goats and feeding the kids.
As the operation has expanded to include a 500 head goat herd, cafe and cheese plant, Sabel's responsibilities have also expanded. Currently she is responsible for milking, feeding and handling goats as well as selling cheeses at local farmer's markets.
Abby's participation in speaking contests, such as prepared public speaking and discussion meet, have taught her key communication skills which she has applied while talking to consumers at work. In addition to speaking contests, Sabel has also attended numerous FF A leadership conferences and served as her chapter's secretary and president.
"FF A provides me with more direction and purpose than I could have imagined. It becomes the portal through which I can focus my passions and extend them to those around me," says Sabel. She will take that passion and focus forward while studying to become a professional advocate for the agriculture industry.
During her year as a State FF A Officer, Abby will meet thousands of FF A members and will travel over 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.
The Wisconsin Association of FF A is a leading student organization due to the efforts of more than 19,000 students across the state. With a focus on premier leadership, personal growth and career success, students' FF A activities complement agricultural classroom instruction by giving them an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge while gaining real-world experience. These activities are dependent on donor funding through the Wisconsin FF A Foundation. For more information about Wisconsin FF A and the Wisconsin FF A Foundation visit www.wisconsinffa.orgor www.wisconsinffafoundation.org, become a fan of Wisconsin FFA Foundation on Facebook, or call 715-659-4807