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Rabb to serve as FFA vice president

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education New Richmond, 54017
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

Gabes Rabb of the New Richmond FFA Chapter was elected to a year of service as the 2012-13 Section 2 State FFA Officer during the 83rd Wisconsin FFA Convention held in Madison. Rachel Sauvola is Rabb's advisor. Her parents are Larry and Twila Lengyel.

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Rabb joined the FFA as a seventh-grader and never looked back. As a self-described "non-traditional Agriscience student" she had unique opportunities to expand her Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE). In the beginning, Rabb's Small Animal Care SAE consisted of rabbits that she showed at the county fair and expanded to include three cats and a dog.

Wanting more knowledge in production agriculture, Rabb began to show sheep and has had success including Grand Champion Market Lamb and Supreme Champion Meat Ewe.

During her career in FFA, Rabb served as chapter president for two years, vice president, and has chaired several committees. She also attended numerous leadership conferences including the Washington Leadership Conference and National FFA Convention. Besides earning the DeKalb Award, Rabb has also competed in the district and sectional parliamentary procedure team and has been a Job Interview Career Development Event participant.

Due to her unique background, Rabbs hopes to spread the word that "FFA is not just production agriculture. We welcome all people not just rural students." She is a firm believer of the importance of service to others and the community and that FFA members truly understand the meaning of "living to serve." As a state officer she hopes to inform students that you do not have to come from a farm to make a difference in the FFA organization.

During Rabb's year as a State FFA Officer, she will meet thousands of FFA members and will travel more than 10,000 miles. In addition to meeting with members on the local, state, and national levels, the entire state officer team will meet with leaders in government, education, business and agriculture.

The Wisconsin Association of FFA is a leading student organization due to the efforts of more than 18,000 students across the state. With a focus on premier leadership, personal growth and career success, students' FFA activities complement agricultural classroom instruction by giving them an opportunity to apply their skills and knowledge while gaining real-world experience.

These activities are dependent on donor funding through the Wisconsin FFA Foundation. For more information about Wisconsin FFA and the Wisconsin FFA Foundation visit www.wisconsinffa.org or www.wisconsinffafoundation.org, become a fan of Wisconsin FFA Foundation on Facebook, or call 715-659-4807.

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