Western Region Vice President
Birthdate: Feb. 27, 1994
Hometown and State: Albuquerque, N.M.
Parents: Mike and Lisa Gustin
Siblings: Jessica Gustin
Chapter: Moriarty FFA
Enterprise: Swine (entrepreneurship) and sheep (entrepreneurship)
State Office: State president 2013-14
Major: Agriculture business/agricultural economics
School: New Mexico State University
College Activities: Collegiate FFA; College of Agriculture; Consumer and Environmental Sciences Ambassadors
Future Career Goal: To pursue a career in an agricultural-related field and become involved in local and state politics.
As a high school athlete Caleb Gustin wasn't the star player. He never took the buzzer shot, but he did the best job of keeping the bench warm and the team hydrated as he could.
"Leadership doesn't always have to exist in the public eye, as I once believed," Gustin reflects. "Do we serve by leading or lead by serving? Although I was not playing on the court and shining as the star, I acted behind the scenes as a motivator for the rest of my team."
Originally from Las Cruces, N.M., and an agricultural business and agricultural economics major at New Mexico State University, Gustin is a member of Collegiate FFA and serves as a College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Ambassador.
As a student at Moriarty High School in Moriarty, N.M., he served as New Mexico FFA Association president and vice president. Gustin furthered his knowledge in animal nutrition and responsibility with his supervised agricultural experience of raising and showing market hogs and sheep.
Gustin was also voted Mr. Moriarty High School, active in the government debate group and National Honor Society, and participated in football, basketball and track.
"Learning what it truly means to be a servant represents the core of how I was raised. Experiences, such as basketball, have shaped me into the tall, goofy fellow with a heart for service that I am today," he said.