Former North Dakota FFA member Bailey Hawbaker is now an agriculture educator and FFA adviser in her home town of Stanley. The FFA helped prepare Hawbaker to teach agriculture in several ways. “I often think about when I traveling to the national livestock judging contest. We stopped at so many farms along the way and connected with so many people within the agriculture community,” says Hawbaker. “Also, all of the public speaking and events we planned have helped me now prepare my students.” Hawbaker goes on to say that when you love your job, you’ll never work a day in your life. “In 8th grade I told my ag teacher ‘I’m going to be you when I grow up.’ I would say that is me right now.” More FFA highlights can be found on the Red River Farm Network Facebook and Twitter pages. Listen to Hawbaker’s full National FFA Week story here.