Name: Kallie Sullivan
Parents: Doug and Kim Sullivan
Hometown: Prairie Grove, Ark.
Education: Freshman in the Honors College at the University of Arkansas
Major: Poultry science with a pre-dental focus
How are you involved in agriculture?
“I started showing dairy cattle when I was 5 years old. I switched to showing Limousin cattle when I was eight and I continue showing for my family heritage.” Last year Kallie showed at the American Royal in Kansas City, Mo., the North American International Livestock Expo in Louisville, Ky. and at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. Kallie was also a member of the Prairie Grove FFA and the Farmington FFA.
What is your biggest achievement?:
“I competed at the National FFA Convention with the livestock judging team in 2009 and we won first place.”
What challenges did you overcome?
“Besides the stress and anxiety of competing I got really sick the week before the National FFA Convention, but I stuck it out and competed anyway. My parents and our community were a huge support and offered lots of encouragement.”
What advice would you offer to younger students?
“Reach out to the people around you and surround yourself with positive people. I went through a lot of discouragement but I surrounded myself with positive people and was able to overcome it and find my path.”
Story and Photo by OFN Staff