Jeff Kern October SAE of the Month

Jeff Kern, FFA Staff Writer

Hello! I am Jeff Kern and I have been awarded SAE of the Month for October. My SAE is over Dairy Entrepreneurship. On the farm, I feed my cows, give them hay, straw pens, scrape manure and haul manure.  My favorite thing is being able to spend time with my animals and care for them, not to mention during the summer months show them at several fairs. I compete at fairs around Southern Illinois, along with State Fairs and National shows. The most challenging thing is breaking young heifers to be comfortable on a halter with me. I spend countless hours in the barn with them, petting them and letting them get comfortable with me and in the presence of people to get them broke. My goal is always to expand my herd and to win at a national show.