Name:  Miranda Allison, 16
Parents:  Bryan and Tracey Allison
Hometown:  Flemington, Mo.
FFA Advisor:  Bruce Blakemore

Agriculture Involvement:  “My family owns and rents 1,000 acres near Flemington, Mo., where we grow soybeans, milo, corn and wheat. We are big crop and cattle producers.
“I love living on the farm,” Miranda said. “I love feeding my bottle calves and watching them grow up. The chore that I hate doing the most is probably hauling square bales, but I am not fond of raking either,” Miranda said with a smile.

Achievements through agriculture:  Miranda won two national gold medals at the National Agriscience Fair held in Indianapolis, Ind. This year she and her partner competed in the Agriscience Fair where they ranked number one in the nation with their scientific research project: The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Farm Safety.
“We tested fine motor skills, balance, driving and hand-eye coordination using many different tests. Teens were deprived of sleep for 48 hours,” Miranda explained. “Basically, what we found was you need to get more sleep when working on the farm.”

Future Plans:  “I hope to major in Agricultural Journalism or Political Science, but I really do not know for sure. After college I would like to become a news correspondent, a motivational speaker or a politician,” Miranda concluded.

Story and Photo by Jaynie Kinnie-Hout

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