profile MATT THOME: Freshman at Iowa State University

Parents: Peter and Cheryl Thome

Activities: Boy Scouts, Church Youth Group, FFA

Honors: Iowa State FFA vice president, Eagle Scout

Favorite Movie: "Office Space"

I'm proud of growing up in a rural area because in a rural area you learn life skills such as work ethics and valuable manners


What is your favorite memory of participating in FFA?

Going to Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. I learned leadership skills and became much more outgoing.

Who is the person you admire most? Why?

My FFA adviser, Rick Jacobsen. Because he makes countless sacrifices to give students the opportunities FFA offers.

How do you want to continue to be involved in agriculture?

By coming home and helping on the family farm while in college.

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