Agricultural Education Led Kamm to a Career In Agriculture

Christin KammChristin (Brown) Kamm grew up in Wisner and was a very active member of the Wisner-Pilger FFA chapter. She says, “I was dead set on becoming an airline pilot until I realized the possibilities the agricultural industry had to offer during my time as a FFA member. Mr. Schroeder allowed me to participate in a wide variety of FFA activities and really helped fuel my passion for agriculture which ultimately led to my decision to pursue an agricultural journalism major at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.”

In addition to deciding her career path while in agricultural education and FFA, Christin participated in all sorts of FFA activities, including parliamentary procedure and meats judging. Kamm received the Wisner-Pilger Star Farmer (Greenhand) award her freshman year, her State FFA Degree and won the Specialty Animal Production Proficiency Award as well as the Ag Communications Proficiency Award during her time as a FFA member.

When asked for one of her most vivid memories, she explained to me that she remembers being on the way to State FFA Convention in Lincoln when the school bus broke down. They were stuck on the side of the road for quite a while waiting for assistance, but Mr. Schroeder was prepared with a cooler full of meat and they practiced for meat judging career development event, while they waited for a different bus to take them to convention.

Kamm is now married to Mike. They have a nine-year-old son Austin who is now competing in 4-H. She serves as the Public Information Officer for the Nebraska Department of Agriculture as well as the Advisor to the Nebraska Agricultural Youth Council (NAYC). Kamm is a donor to the Nebraska FFA Foundation and is the incoming President for the Nebraska FFA Foundation Board of Directors. Asked about her continued involvement in the FFA program, Kamm stated “I believe that the greatest agricultural asset we have in our state is our youth, and we must do everything in our power to make sure that they have a bright future in agriculture.”

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