To celebrate youth in agriculture and those who support them, the Red River Farm Network is highlighting stories of former FFA members during National FFA Week. Minnesota FFA alumni Steve Olson, who is the former Minnesota Turkey Federation Executive Director and now operates Steve Olson Consulting, says FFA provided him with essential career skills. “It’s working with others, team building and communication skills are all things I learned in FFA and use everyday on the job,” says Olson. “I went to college to be a high school ag teacher, but decided I wasn’t cut out to be a teacher. But, with my career, I am still able to work with ag educators and support FFA.” Olson belonged to two FFA chapters throughout his career, Roseau and Moorhead, and his fondest memories involve livestock judging. Olson’s advice for current and prospective FFA members is to take advantage of opportunities. “FFA and ag education offers a lot of opportunities and I think it’s important to expose students to those opportunities.” Listen to the full interview with Olson by clicking here.