FFA state degree winner: Limback enjoys national convention

Monday, June 10, 2013
Brittany Limback (Contributed photo)

For Santa Fe High School FFA member Brittany Limback, attending the National FFA Convention has been her favorite activity.

"I had a lot of fun both years that I went," she said.

The daughter of Fred and Denise Limback, she joined FFA because she had heard it was a lot of fun.

"I went to some of the summer activities and had a lot of fun," she said. "Lo and behold, I grew a little more and became an officer."

Today, she would recommend FFA for those fun experiences, but also a chance to meet new friends from other chapters.

"You get a lot of good experiences that you wouldn't normally get," she said. "You get a lot of leadership skills and life skills that you will need in the future."

Her Supervised Agriculture Experience has included mowing and trimming the bushes for several relatives, as well as small animal care.

She has been active in the chapter, serving as president this year, co-reporter as a junior and as junior vice-president as a freshman.

As co-reporter, their scrapbook went to state competition.

"We did very tedious work, there was a lot fine-tuning," she said. "It was a lot of fun. There were two other girls that did it with me, and I got very, very close to them."

Other FFA activities include the outstanding junior award. She was also a member of the Knowledge team and as a sophomore, the Ag Sales team, where she learned many skills.

"We didn't go to state, but I had a lot of life changing experiences with interviews -- learning how to promote agriculture and learning how to promote what you are selling to somebody," she said. "It didn't go as far as we wanted it to go, but it was a good experience. I learned a lot from it."

She is involved in FBLA, where she placed fifth in health applications, and is a member of SADD and honor choir.

She is a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where she serves on the alter guild. She also works and volunteers at Meyer Care Center.

"I help with bingo and different activities," she said.

Next fall, Limback will attend Missouri Valley College to work on a bachelor's degree in nursing. She wants to become a registered nurse and work in a children's hospital.