Roland-Story Agriculture student and FFA member, Max Halstead has been selected as the first Roland-Story student to be featured in the new weekly feature, “Norsemen Spotlight.”

Halstead is also the “September Agriculture Student of the Month.” Max is the son of Cal and Molly Halstead, of Roland. He is a senior this year at Roland-Story.

“Max is an excellent student and leader within our Agriculture program. He possesses much common sense and is a student that all of us in our Agriculture program look-up to and respect,” said Brad Taylor, agriculture education instructor and FFA advisor.

Halstead has participated in many events and activities through his years in ag and FFA including: receiving his Iowa FFA degree, participating in the state fair Agriculture Demonstrations division, was a member of the ‘Farm Business Management team’ and competed in leadership contests at the State FFA convention. He is currently serving his FFA chapter as co-president.

‘Max is an excellent representative of his chapter, school, community and family. He demonstrates honesty, integrity, appropriate work ethic and dedication at all times. His actions speak highly of his character,” Taylor said.

Currently Max’s SAE project is working on a feed trial with 20 head of swine as well as working for Kevin Patterson, which has allowed Max to gain many work related skills within the carpentry field.