Name: Jera Pipkin
Parents: Jim and Joann Pipkin
4-H Group: Lucky Eleven 4-H in Republic, Mo.
4-H Leader: Jennie Owen

What have you learned growing up on a farm?
“That you have to be responsible and you need to be around your cattle a lot so they know you better and you don’t get yourself hurt.”

How are you involved in agriculture?
“I show my cows and I help around the farm. I have to wash my cows and I have to feed every day.”

What is the funniest thing that ever happened to you working with your cattle?
“One time we were working cows and this cow ran through the chute and it didn’t get closed in time and she went through the chute, ran into the gate, lifted it up and crumpled it.”

Who is your role model and why?
“My parents, because they just teach me so much."

What do you want to do in the future?
“I want to be a large and small animal vet.”

What have you learned from showing?
"That you want to have fun, but you also want to do your best.”

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