Age: 14

Hometown: Carthage, Mo.

Parents: Mark and Dottie Watson

Siblings: Jerry and Shellen Watson

4-H Club: Pleasant Valley and Jasper County Equine

What’s your involvement in agriculture?

“I have a Paint Horse named Barker that I feed and groom, and I also show him. I participate in horse judging in 4-H and I also have a show puppy, a Corgi, that I show in 4-H. We also have cattle that I help with.”

What are some of the awards you have received showing horses?

“I have won reserve champion at the 4-H State Horse Show in Western Pleasure. I have also competed in shows in Miller, Everton, Neosho, Carthage and other places, winning several ribbons and trophies.”

What is your favorite part of being involved in the agriculture industry or living on a farm?

“I love everything. I like being around the animals and taking care of them. Being around the animals is fun.”

What are your future plans? Do they involve agriculture?

“I want to go to college and become an art teacher because I love to draw. I also want to help other people in some way. No matter what I do, I want to always have cows and horses.”

What is the best advice you’ve received from an adult?

“My dad always says not to yank on the bit or kick the flank with spurs on.”

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