Family: Husband, Brant Harvey; sons Knox, 5, and Briggs, 3 months.

Hometown: Lamar, Mo.

In Town: “I am the vice president and compliance officer for Heritage State Bank. I’m responsible for staying up-to-date on changes in governmental and financial laws and regulations. I also do a lot of internal auditing to make sure we aren’t in violation of federal and state laws. I’m active with the Missouri Banker’s Association and sit on the associations Compliance Committee. I’ve been with HSB for the past five years. I began my banking career 10 years ago after graduating from MSU in 2008 with a degree in ag finance.

“Brant is employed with Missouri Farm Bureau as an insurance agent and we have two sons.”

In the Country: “I grew up in Greenfield, Mo. My older brother and I are fifth generation Hereford cattle breeders on our mom’s side and third generation on our dad’s side. We also spent a lot of time in the hay fields growing up. We grew up being very active in FFA and I went on to earn my American FFA Degree.

“Brant, the boys and I run a herd of 30-head of cattle. We originally raised club calves or show steers, but we have recently began breeding to more maternal bulls, and buying cows to begin raising show and replacement heifers. We also have a small herd of goats. We sell wethers and does to local 4-H/FFA students who exhibit at local livestock shows.

“Brant and I also enjoy being active with our local Farm Bureau and Young Farmers and Rancher groups.

“My favorite part of being on the farm is getting to spend time with family. We remain very active with each other’s family farming operations as well, especially with AI and calving. I really enjoy calving season too. The joy of having new babies hit the ground is an awesome feeling. Being successful with our operation and being able to teach my kids about agriculture is very rewarding.”

What are your future goals for your farming operation?

We hope to continue to grow our herd as we focus more on AI’ing our cows to top maternal bred bulls and by purchasing more cows. Our objective is to raise show heifers for Knox and Briggs that can be utilized as donor cows and with embryo transfer we can continue to raise show heifers and retain them in our herd.

“I’m looking forward to watching our kids show cattle and goats and carry on our family traditions. Raising them in the county is very important to us and we want them to see how hard work and dedication pays off. I want them to grow up the way I did.”

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