Youth in Ag
Parents: Bruce and Christie Townley
Education: Junior at Round Grove Christian Academy near Miller, Mo.
4-H Club: Busy Bee 4-H
4-H Leader: Julie Terry
Involvement in ag:
“I ride, show and take care of horses. Our 4-H project leader provides horses for us to ride. We try to ride once a week. I’m doing Halter Showmanship and Western Pleasure. I haven’t done any speed events.
“We also raise beef cattle and I have a young bull calf I’m raising. Hopefully I can show him this summer but he’s only 2 and 1/2 months old so he might be too young.
“I’m also involved in the Food Science program; right now I’m doing cake decorating.”
How else are you involved with 4-H and agriculture?
“I am heavily involved with the Invest An Acre program. Farmers do what they do because, yes, it is a career and you do make money for yourself and use it for your family but it’s also not just for yourself. It’s something you put back out into the world. You are doing things for other people. Through the Invest An Acre program you can donate to people who are less fortunate. Through agriculture you can take care of yourself and the rest of the world.”
“This summer I will be going on 4-H trips. I have a speech and a PowerPoint presentation I give at meetings. I just did one with my dad and some farmers. I’ll be going to 4-H camp. I plan to show horses at the Ozark Empire Fair. I’ve applied to be a Regional Representative for 4-H. If I am selected, I’ll be conveying information back and forth between the State Council and my area.
“I also plan to go to college and study business administration.”