Age: 16

Parents: Nathan and Becky

Hometown: Huntsville, Ark.

FFA Chapter: Huntsville FFA

Advisor: Jerick Hutchinson

What is your favorite aspect of agriculture?

“I absolutely love animals and have been showing since I was 5. While goats are my favorite, I have also shown cows, sheep and pigs.”

Who is the most influential person in your life?

“My ag teacher ‘Hutch’ has been especially important because he shows me how to fit the animals for showing and is always there for hands-on help when needed.”

What is your current involvement in agriculture?

“I feed and water the cows twice a day and work the show cows in the summer. I have eight or nine commercial mommas and am now taking small animal science and animal science, but will have aquaculture next semester. I am currently the reporter for the chapter and went with them to nationals in Indiana this year. I also helped organize a fundraiser for the War Eagle Craft Fair, where we sold wood projects and decorative metal items. Other fundraisers were a hot dog sale at Tractor Supply and a fun day with our art teacher Candace Griffin, where we set out craft materials for parents and kids.

What are some of your agricultural memories?

“When I was 5 or 6, I had a baby pig named Bunny who found the smallest hole and ran out of the show barn underneath the cows. I also remember how interesting it was seeing my first calf born. It was messy, but it made me happy watching something that was new to the world taking its first breath and look.”

Awards: “I won showmanship when I was 10 with a lamb and have won three or four grand champions hips, as well as two or three reserve championships at the county and district levels for my goats. I won reserve champion with my heifer at the county fare and next year plan on showing dairy cows, commercial cows and dairy goats.

What would most people be surprised to learn about you?

“Most people don’t realize I have a twin brother named Briar, and he’s in ag too.”

http://www.ozarksfn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Walden-1024x644.jpghttp://www.ozarksfn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Walden-150x150.jpgTerry RoppArkansas / Oklahoma YouthYouth in AgricultureArkansas,Briann Walden,FFA,Huntsville,WaldenAge: 16 Parents: Nathan and Becky Hometown: Huntsville, Ark. FFA Chapter: Huntsville FFA Advisor: Jerick Hutchinson What is your favorite aspect of agriculture? “I absolutely love animals and have been showing since I was 5. While goats are my favorite, I have also shown cows, sheep and pigs.” Who is the most influential person...The Ozarks' most read farm newspaper, reaching more than 58,000 readers in Missouri, Arkansas and Oklahoma