Name: Quentin Mansfield
Hometown: Mountain Home, Ark.
Family: Parents are Michael and Vicki Mansfield; Brother, Austin
Education: Quentin is a 17-year-old junior at Mountain Home High School
How are you presently involved agriculture?
“I raise and show cows. At home I do farm work – cut, bale and rake hay, both for myself, my folks and other people. I have 40 cows of my own and show Herefords. I’ve been involved in Ag since I was 10 or 11. I’m totally responsible for my own cattle. I do that after school. Also, I’ve shown Santa Gertrudis since the 9th grade.”
What are your future goals?
“I want to own a larger cow/calf herd and have a farm and equipment of my own someday. I realize that in the beginning, Ag will have to be part time, but my goal is to eventually make it my full-time career. I’m also interested in aviation – either in maintenance or as a commercial pilot and intend to continue my education toward that goal. I’m not sure yet where I want to go, but I’ve checked out several schools.”
Who are your role models?
“My grandpa (Jim Johnson) and my dad. They’re both involved in agriculture and very supportive of me and all that I do.”
If you had the power to change anything in the field of agriculture, what would it be?
“I’d lower the costs of feed and fertilizer – try to control the costs of the inputs.”
Story and Photo by Jack and Pam Fortner