Bethany Bohnenblust has traveled 330 days out of the last year and logged more than 100,000 miles.
But the Kansas State University student,a junior with a double major in agricultural communications and agricultural economics, says she thrived on her interactions with people, especially other students.
Bohnenblust was named national secretary of FFA in October 2009. Her position required her to draw on all of her experience in public speaking, leadership and mentoring. She mainly acted as a representative of FFA and an advocate of agricultural education to students, the agriculture industry and the government.
"I would not trade anything for this last year," she said. "Nothing gets me more excited than investing in people. I was blessed with the privilege to hear [students'] dreams and believe in them."
Bohnenblust was an active member and leader in the FFA chapter at Labette County High School and served as the president of the Kansas FFA Association in 2007.