Age: 17

Hometown: Halfway, Mo.

Parents: Eddie and Barbara Covert

FFA Chapter: Halfway FFA

Advisor: Jeff Voris

What is your involvement in agriculture?

“I have been involved in agriculture since I was very young. I grew up on a farm and have done everything I can on the farm since. I have six cows that make up my SAE (Supervised Agriculture Experience), as well as a couple of custom hay jobs that my dad and I do. My dad and sister were both in FFA and it’s a big part of my life. FFA is a good experience for anyone, including myself and I have enjoyed it very much. I grew up on a farm with my parents and sister, where we raise cows and sell square bales of hay. My dad also spreads lime and fertilizer. I am also president of my FFA Chapter this year.”

What is your favorite part of being involved in agriculture?

“Getting to meet new people, as well as getting to do what I love. Being involved in agriculture, you get to meet so many new people and most of them are nice and have the same values as you do. Working in agriculture is also what I love to do; working with animals and with the land.”

What are your future plans?

“I plan to attend college next fall and am looking to major in agronomy. I plan to help out on the family farm while I’m attending college and stay involved in agriculture for the rest of my life.”

What is the best advice about agriculture you have received from adults? Who gave you that advice?

“The best advice about agriculture isn’t really just about agriculture. My dad told me to do what you love and hope you are good at it. I love working on the farm and I’m good at it.”

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