Jenna Wallace

Future Farmers of America Hermiston chapter president

When and why did you move to Hermiston?

I was born and raised in Hermiston and I’ve absolutely loved it! It’s a great town and I’m thankful for our supportive community, especially as an agriculturalist.

Where is your favorite place to eat in Hermiston?

Nookie’s makes a mean Caesar salad and I love heading there with my friends for the great atmosphere!

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I spend all of my free time in the Ag Room. Agricultural Education and FFA is my future and I have the best mentors to learn from, Shandie Britt and Leah Smith. I also enjoy raising and showing cattle from my own registered herd of Angus. Any free weekend I have I love heading out to the gun club and shooting some trap!

What surprises you most about Hermiston?

I’m really surprised by how fast Hermiston is growing. Growing up here, I’ve been able to see all of the new buildings and houses popping up over the past 16 years and it’s been such a cool thing to watch.

What was the last book you read?

“How to Win Friends and Influence People” by Dale Carnegie, in preparation for a fun year full of personal development. I really enjoyed reading the specific examples that illustrated his key points in the book.

What website or app do you use the most other than Facebook?

Instagram is my go-to social media platform when it comes to my personal account and the Hermiston FFA account. I love that it’s very interactive and easily able to reach the younger generation.

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go?

Switzerland, hands down! I have researched different cities throughout the country and I have fallen in love with each of them.

What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you?

The funniest thing that’s happened to me lately is visiting a college I truly didn’t think I was going to be interested in, only to fall in love with it! Falling in love with a college that wasn’t even on my radar shows me how funny life is and all of the hidden opportunities there are if you just uncover them.

What is one of your goals for the next 12 months?

One of my goals over the next year is to better myself for the FFA organization. I hope to make a bid for running for State FFA Office in the spring so I can focus on the members within our state and the love they have for our organization, just as I have had over the past four years!

What is your proudest accomplishment?

My proudest accomplishments come from my time in the FFA. In May, my Food Science team and I had the opportunity to compete at State for the chance of going to Nationals in the fall and we earned the right by place first. I was also fortunate enough to place first individually out of a competition of over 100 individuals. I’m truly blessed for the opportunities granted to me through the FFA.

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