Youth In Ag
Name: Amy LeMarr
Parents: Beth and Billy LeMarr
School: Searcy County School District (Leslie, Ark.)
4-H Group: Leslie Clovers
How are you involved in agriculture?
“My main 4-H project is pet care. Other projects are Poultry Chain and gardening. I help move the cattle from one place to another, and I help Mom give them their shots. We have 50 momma cows with calves and two bulls. Every day I take care of our animals, three dogs and three puppies, four cats and five kittens. And I help take care of the chickens, 38 grown ones and 25 chicks right now. Also one milk cow, a Jersey, and sometimes I go milk, but I’m not very good at milking yet. We milk by hand and I can’t do it as fast as Mom can.”
Why is it important for youth to be involved in agriculture?
“It helps you learn about nature, and how to treat it better. For Arbor Day Beautification I planted a row of pine trees along our driveway. It’s important to me that I give back to the land what is taken from it.”
What lessons do you learn from your work?
“It teaches me to be a responsible person. When I help Mom in the garden, she teaches me how to harvest and prepare vegetables to can, and some of it I enter in the County Fair. I also show some of my chickens at the fair.”
Who is your role model?
“My mom. It embarrasses her when I tell people that, but she works hard, and she gives me good guidance.”