Hunter T. Corman

Age: 18
Family: Parents, Gene and Anna Corman; older brother, Chris; and younger sister, Molly
Hometown: Pomona, Mo.
FFA Chapter: Willow Springs FFA and Missouri State Area 13 FFA Vice-President 2015-2016
FFA Advisor: Nathan Sanders

How have you been involved in agriculture? “My father and his brother, my uncle Scott Corman, operate a farm raising Angus-cross beef, so I’ve grown up around that all my life. My other uncle, Dan Corman, raises Charolais cattle. The first person to bring Charolais to south central Missouri in the mid-1950s was my grandfather, Clair Corman. He was also a charter member of the Willow Springs FFA in 1938, where I’ve been a member. This past May, I graduated from Willow Springs High School.”

What are your future plans now that you’ve graduated high school? “I’ll be a freshman at College of the Ozarks at Point Lookout this fall and plan to major in Agribusiness.
“After school I’d really like to run a farm-to-table restaurant so that people can see where their food comes from and learn about the preparation and processing of the meat, for instance. I think it’s really important for people to learn about the way these things are done and I plan to keep most of my menu items healthy and wholesome.
“Also because my family has always had a farm, I’ve always thought it would be good to keep that family tradition going. Family farms are vanishing and it is an important part of our life.”

Other activities: “I’ve grown up in the Ozark Christian Tabernacle in West Plains, Mo. and A.K. George is my pastor. He and his family have played an important part in my Christian life. The greatest thing you can do for someone is to be caring and that’s what my family and my church have always shown and taught me. It doesn’t have to be complicated, just a friendly smile, a helping hand, simple kindnesses every day. I want to pass that on wherever I go and in whatever I do in the future.”


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