Red River Valley Sugarbeet Growers Association President Neil Rockstad, who also serves as vice president of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association, credits his interest in leadership to time spent in the blue jacket at Ada, Minnesota. “Working with people with differing views, trying to attain the same goal is a skill I use every day and every aspect of life.” Rockstad competed in public speaking, parliamentary procedure and livestock judging. He also held leadership positions at the chapter, regional, and state levels. Rockstad says FFA helps people expand horizons. You realize that you have something to contribute on a little grander scale. FFA opened my eyes and that’s carried on to adulthood.” Listen to this update with Rockstad.
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