Youth in Ag
Name: Seth Moore
Family: Parents, Darrell and Lanita Moore; brother, Kyle Moore
School: Southside, Bee Branch, Ark.
FFA Chapter: Southside Bee Branch, Van Buren County
How are you involved in agriculture?
“Every day I check all the animals, Dad and I work close in our beef production operation. We have 25 head of cattle; some of them are Maine Anjou. I attend four to five fairs, County, District and State, where I show steers, lambs and pigs. I aim for high-quality. This year I’m showing my lamb, a Hampshire/Suffolk cross, in the State Fair at Little Rock, also my steer and pig.”
Why is it important for youth to be involved in agriculture?
“It makes some kids grow up faster, and teaches them responsibility. Our chapter has a National FFA Weekend, and we teach little kids about animals, about where corn comes from as feed. Young people involved in that, get more of an idea how much work actually goes into farming.”
What lessons do you learn from your work?
“What it takes to make a top class animal. Things I learn I try to pass along and be a role model to young people. Farming is a great experience. My family encourages and inspires me to do and give my best.”
What are your goals for the future?
“Right now, my goal is to become one of the leading show calf growers in the state of Arkansas, if not the Nation. What I’d like to do is raise calves, train them, and sell them as show animals. We’ve got kids around here who want to show, but don’t have the money or the place. Hopefully, my outlook won’t change, and if there’s a kid in the Southside FFA Chapter, or wherever I’m located, I could provide a calf for them to show, to have that experience. When I graduate next year, I want to attend ASU in Beebe, Ark., get an Agriculture Degree, then get a job as an Agri Teacher.”