Cassy Schilter 

Chehalis FFA Chapter, President

Cassy grew up on a dairy farm. Dairy farming is in her blood, so to speak. She is the Chehalis Future Farmers of America (FFA) chapter president and is an award-winning member. After countless FFA competitions, growth personally, and an evident passion for agriculture, she knew that she didn’t want to return to the farm after high school.

“I want to help promote the dairy industry in a positive way to consumers and bridge the gap that is evident between the consumer and the farmer. This idea got me started on the path into communications, which is what I’ll be studying next year at Rocky Mountain College.” 

She will also be playing soccer for Rocky Mountain College, which she is very proud of.

Cassy is articulate and confident, skills she attributes to FFA. Along with programs you might imagine, FFA equips its members with public speaking, leadership, and teamwork skills. 

“I didn’t have this kind of confidence when I came in as a freshman. FFA helped me grow in confidence in skill areas like teamwork and prepared public speaking. It has given me more confidence overall.”

Cassy just placed third in the state for extemporaneous speaking, which requires proficiency in skills she acquired during her time in FFA. Learning these skills gives her clarity on her direction in life after high school.

Connecting people to the farms is something she is passionate about. Although she is keenly aware of the ins and outs of the farming industry, she knows that most consumers really couldn’t tell you where their milk comes from. She wants to change that. FFA has given her the additional skills she needs to tackle the issues she is passionate about and make a difference.