NJSA Junior Board Feature :: Taylor Conley
What is your favorite aspect of being on the Junior Board?
My favorite aspect of being on the Junior Board is the interaction with the youth. Growing up in the NJSA, I was influenced a lot by junior board members. It is my goal to provide that same influence on the youth of organization. I hope to be a mentor to younger members the way past junior board members were to me.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
In 2018, I will live in three states within the year. I am spending my spring semester at Oklahoma State University on National Student Exchange, I will live in Pennsylvania (at home) over the summer, and I will be back at Iowa State University in the fall.
What is your favorite stock show memory?
My favorite memory is winning the sweepstakes at the National Junior Summer Spectacular.
How do you hope to impact the agriculture industry?
I hope to impact the agriculture industry in a positive way. I am forced to outline my career options so often for things like applications, scholarships and my own personal uses. Each and every time it comes back to the agriculture industry. I want to get involved in education and outreach from the standpoint of educating producers on things like how they can be more efficient and educating consumers on what we really do as an industry. With this role, I hope to help farmers become as efficient and as knowledgeable as possible within their operations and also change the negative stigma associated with production agriculture for consumers. Regardless of where I end up, I want to have a positive impact in the industry that is so near and dear to my heart.