Age: 16

Hometown: Thornfield, Mo.

Parents: Randy and Miranda Donley

Siblings: Hallee and Owen Donley

FFA Chapter: Gainsville FFA

Advisor: Jon Wilson

What is your involvement in agriculture?

“My family lives on a farm where we raise commercial beef cattle. I help on the farm and am a member of the Gainsville FFA.”

In addition to helping her dad with chores with the livestock, she also helps during hay season. Peyton is also the historian for her FFA chapter.

What is your favorite part of being involved in agriculture and living on a farm?

“I really like working outside and working with the animals. I also really enjoy being in FFA because you have new experiences. I also enjoy taking part in (Career Development Event) contests each year.”

In her CDE contests, Peyton has been on the poultry, floriculture and entomology teams for the Gainsville FFA Chapter. Her poultry team earned first-place at district competition and a Group 1 ranking at state. While on the floriculture team, she and her teammates earned a Group 1 raking at state, and her entomology team earned a Group 2 rating.

What are your future plans?

“I hope to go to college at Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo. I’m not sure what I want to major yet, or if I want to major in anything agriculture-related; I’m still kind of undecided.”

What is the best advice about agriculture you have received from an adult?

“My dad, Randy, has always taught me a lot of about farming and hard work. He always says you have to work for everything you get in life.”

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