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New Day in FFA

Grantsville’s FFA chapter at the national convention (Taylie Richmond)

A new year has come and the new FFA officers and some of the students got to go on a trip to Indianapolis, Indiana for the 96th Annual National FFA Convention. They got to travel around a few different states like Nashville Tennessee, Lexington Kentucky, Louisville, Kentucky. They got to go to the Grand Ole Opry, Keeneland racetrack to see the racehorses and see the famous most money earned horses they also got to see multimillion dollar racehorses.

On their travels they went and saw the Grand Ole Opry and got to see the country music hall of fame and everyone that makes a difference in the country music industry. Also, they went down music row and they made their way to the Gaylord Opry land to check everything out.

Then they went to Mammoth Cave National Park also during their trip.” I absolutely hate caves. I am absolutely terrified. I try every time to get out of it and I usually can, “says Nicole Carter, one of the FFA advisors that went on the trip. FFA stands for Future Farmers of America this club has so many fun diverse options it’s for everyone they made it for anyone and everyone to join. It gives a different meaning and opinion to so many people.

“ My favorite part of our Chapters National Convention trip was definitely just being in the south. People are so nice and it’s just gorgeous. I’ve learned to appreciate the things we have in Utah but there are so many things that other places have to offer and it’s really cool to see  the differences.” says Taitum Carter the Vice President of Grantsvilles Chapter. This is just one of the fun amazing trips that Grantsville FFA Chapter does.

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Taylie Richmond has always been different from the others of her age; she moved so many times that she had to grow up early, but a passion has always been in her, since she was born. Her family has always trained horses, and she loved them since the first sight. She's always ridden horses. One day in 2nd grade she found out a life-changing hobby that she kept with her since then: training horses. She’s been training horses for more than 10 years now, but she doesn’t do this only for Rodeo, she trains them because she loves it. Patience is not her strong point but she loves to see her horses happy; “Seeing them grow with me, seeing them have a bad day but knowing how to help them is so rewarding”. Training horses is hard, because a lot depends on the horses mood; “when they collaborate, follow the instructions and do what they are supposed to it's a good day, otherwise it becomes harder. Travelling has always been her hobby. Because of Rodeo Taylie usually travels all around Utah and sometimes to Las Vegas, Nevada; she can’t go too far because driving with a trailor is hard. Taylie says: “riding and training them as much as possible would be optimal, but because of school she can do what she loves the most only during the weekend”. Her future is yet to be discovered. The only thing Taylie knows is that she’ll never quit her relationship with horses. She's searching for college options that allow her to work with animals, and maybe she’ll end up making his biggest hobby her work.
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