Brigham Nelson is a sub-committee chairman over Personal Growth in the FFA chapter at Rigby High School.
“It’s a good opportunity and puts you in situations where you can go out and serve the community and make an impact,” Nelson said. “Knowing you’ve served to the best of your abilities and know you’ve helped is rewarding.”
Nelson, 16, is a junior and has been in FFA for three years. The chapter has 200 members and 26 officers, 20 more than the usual six officers.
In addition to serving on the sub-committee, Nelson welcomes other responsibilities in FFA.
“I have fun wherever they put me,” he said.
Nelson is considering a career in animal science and business. He’s especially interested in feedlot and ranch management. He’s looking into furthering his education at BYU-Idaho in Rexburg. Nelson has taken advantage and explored various careers through FFA and the ag classes he’s taken in in the school’s ag department where Robert Hale, Lex Godfrey and Casey Sanders are ag teachers and FFA advisers.
“It’s definitely a good opportunity to learn a lot about a lot of different subjects,” he said.
In his spare time, he and friend and classmate Tad Nelson run their own lawn-care business called TB Nelson Mow & Trim. They started the business four years ago and specialize in weekly mowing, and trimming and do various, small landscape projects.
“My buddy and I own a lawn care business and it’s definitely given us more opportunities to serve in the community. It improves our skills and opens us up to do other things,” he said. “It definitely gives us more opportunities to serve in the community, and gets you out of your shell and opens you up to other things.”