Birthdate: May 28, 1992
Hometown/State: Carnesville, Ga.
Parents: Kent and Jill Hall
Chapter: Franklin County FFA
Enterprise: Diversified Livestock Production-entrepreneurship; Agriscience
State Office: Secretary, 2010-11
Major: Agricultural Education
School: University of Georgia
College Activities: Collegiate FFA, Baptist Collegiate Ministries
Future Career Goal
I hope to graduate from college and become agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor.
Kalie Hall of Georgia credits a mentor for offering a simple piece of advice that has defined her approach to life.
“I was told, ‘Remember where you’ve come from and meet people where they are,’” she said. “That’s something I’ll never forget.”
She will have literally hundreds of thousands of opportunities in the next year to apply her mentor’s advice as she travels the country as a national FFA officer next year.
Hall was a nine-year member of the Franklin County High School FFA chapter in Carnesville, Ga., led by advisors Cale Watkins, Gary Minyard and Owen Thomason. In high school, she won a host of state and national FFA awards from 2008-2010. She held FFA titles of state secretary, chapter president and chapter vice president. Hall was also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a student representative on her school system’s health education committee and an active member in her local church as a youth group leader, keyboardist and choir member.
She earned an associates degree from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and is currently studying agricultural education at the University of Georgia at Athens. She plans to become a middle school agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor.
“As a national FFA officer, it will be my honor to further agricultural education in the lives of students by investing in everyone who is in its sphere of influence,” she said. “People want to be heard and understood. Agricultural education has taught me to listen and given me experiences through which to understand. People need hope. Agricultural education has given me an avenue through which to provide it.”
Kailie Hall - Press Release