Rylee Stokes

Hometown: Halfway, Mo.

Parents: Tim and Geana Stokes

FFA Chapter: Halfway FFA

Advisor: Jeff Voris

What is your involvement in agriculture?

“I am the treasure for our FFA Chapter. I also own beef cattle and am involved in rodeo and grew up on a dairy farm. I have always been involved in agriculture. On the dairy farm, I helped with whatever needed to be done. I have been involved in rodeo, especially barrel racing and team roping. I have come to own my own beef herd.”

What is your favorite part of living on a farm?
“All the things you get to do and the things you get to learn. Not everyone gets to stay up all night during calving season or drive all night to make it to the next rodeo on time. I wouldn’t change a single thing.”

What are your future plans? Do they involve agriculture in some way?
“I plan to get my degree in secondary education, and become an ag advisor. I plan to be involved in ag for the rest of my life.”

Who has been your biggest influence and why?

“My dad. He has been through it all but when he broke his ankle when I was only 3 days old, we got to lay in a chair together. We went on long trips hauling cattle and other animals all over the U.S. and hauling me to rodeos everywhere you can imagine. He has been the best dad I could ask for. He has taught me little tricks and stuff you don’t learn in school. The inseparable bond that we have will never be broken.”


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