Youth in Ag
Names: Ashton (left) and Kendall Yarbrough
Parents: Kimberly and Brian Yarbrough
4-H Group: Centerton, Leaders: Kim Wallis and Cindy Rouines
How did you get started in 4-H raising animals?
"Our good friends got me two lambs to show. So I started by showing two lambs in 4-H when I was five," Ashton said.
"I started in 4-H when I was four," Kendall added.
What do you show now?
"I show market lambs, meat (Boer) goats and cross bred, Duroc and Hampshire market pigs. I stopped showing lambs because goats are friendlier," Ashton said. Kendall said she shows goats and pigs.
What kind of trophies have you received in 4-H?
"Showmanship, high point in the craftsman department. Basically, you get trophies for showing. I’ve gotten a lot of trophies," Ashton said.
Kendall won Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog at the 2008 Benton County Fair as a Cloverbud.
What do you like about farm life?
Ashton explained, "It’s really quiet. The first time I spent the night at my friend’s house, I came home early because it was so noisy. I couldn’t sleep because of all the noise."
What's your favorite memory?
"My favorite memory is when our big red pig got out and we had to go door to door to trying to find her," Kendall said.
What's the toughest thing about being raised on a farm?
"You don’t get to see your friends after school. They all live in the same neighborhood and I live very far away from them," Ashton said.
By Pam Lamb