I have many components: 30 crossbred ewes, small heard of registered angus cows, several sows. I also collect and sell honey from bee hives.
What motivated you to want to become a Missouri FFA officer?
Missouri FFA has given me so many opportunities and taught me countless lessons that will prepare me for my future career in agriculture. I want to give back to the organization and the members that have helped me.
Who is your hero and why?
My dad. His work ethic and drive have always amazed me and pushed me to do more and work harder. He always stands up for what he thinks is right and given me many great pieces of advice.
What are your plans for the future?
I am going to attend Crowder College in Neosho, Missouri, to study plant science and agronomy. After I graduate, I will return back to my family’s diversified crop and livestock farm.
What is something unique or interesting that few people know about you?
I have always enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing. In the winter I run a small trap line for raccoon, bobcat, beaver, otter and muskrat. I also have two coon dogs that I hunt in the winter. I skin and sell the raccoon pelts as part of my SAE.
Advice to FFA Members
Before you know it, your time in the blue jacket will be over. Take every opportunity that comes your way because you will learn so many valuable lessons and meet so many amazing people. Cherish your time with the blue and gold and always be an advocate for agriculture.