Name:  Gentry Gosvener, age 13
Parents:  James and Mardi Gosvener
Hometown:  Hindsville, Ark.
School:  Huntsville Middle School
4-H:  Valley 4-H Club, leader Jerry Jo Hamm

What is your current involvement in agriculture?
“My cousins got me started because they had a cattle farm and I became interested. Right now I am showing cattle as my 4-H project. I think showing cattle is fun and important because it helps you when you get older by giving you experience in front of people and in farming and agriculture which I plan to have as part of my future. I want to live on a farm and follow in the footsteps of my parents raising livestock.”

What are your favorite agricultural memories?
“When I was little, I won Grand Champion with a sheep. I also won Grand Champion last year with Dolly, a Suffix cross. A really big deal was getting to sell my heifer which made me some money and showed me another side of agriculture.”

What would most people be surprised to know about you?
“Most people have no idea that I used to compete in rodeos in barrel racing and poles. I just don’t do that anymore.”

Advice for younger students:  “I think it’s really important for you to stick with it your whole life. By doing that you will have a lot of experiences that will help you when you get older.”

What are your future plans?
“Besides living on a farm, I plan to go to college and will decide later exactly what I will study.”

Story and Photo by Terry Ropp



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