Spencer Paysen

My SAE is Agricultural Mechanics entrepreneurship. In my SAE I restore antique small motors and farm equipment. My SAE began when I restored a small engine for the Iowa State Fair from there my passion grew. My sophomore year I began the Monday Motor Madness Committee. I started this committee to help people develop a better understanding of mechanics and help members with their team building skills. At the 2018 Iowa State Fair the John Deere 316, our first project that the group restored, received Reserve Champion! My favorite part is seeing the finished product of what you have restored after working on a project for 6-8 months, it is amazing! The feeling is unexplainable it’s pride and happiness all mixed together. I have learned that patience is key and that it is better to do something right the first time, rather than going back and doing it again because you didn't put your best effort forward.

What does FFA mean to you?

Est. 1937

​DeWitt Central FFA

Favorite Quote

How did you become involved in FFA?

Both sides of my family been in FFA so they encouraged me to join FFA and told me about all of the possibilities FFA had to offer so I joined.

FFA is an organization that helps people become better leaders and teaches people to get outside of their comfort zone to meet new people and make a positive difference in their communities and future!

President, Stationed Beneath the Rising Sun

Define and describe your SAE Project

"If all you ever do is all you ever are done you will never grow."

Grade: 12​

Years in FFA: 4

SAE: ​Agricultural Mechanics

CDE's: Conduct of Meetings, Ag. Sales, Poultry Evaluation, Radio Broadcasting, Chapter Display

Favorite Activity: ​National FFA Week