Age: 14

Hometown: Shell Knob, Mo.

Parents: Rick and Rachel Ray; and grandparents, Ricky and Lanetta Ray.

What his your involvement in agriculture: “I’m involved in my family farm, where I help run fence, feed and work cows. Being outside and working with the cows is my favorite part about living on a farm.”

What else do you enjoy about living on a farm?
“You are never bored is you live on a farm. There is always something going on and something to do, and you never know what is going to happen from one day to the next.”

What are your plans for the future? Do they involve agriculture in some way?
“I always want to be involved agriculture and working on the farm. I hope to have beef cattle of my own when I get older, and I hope to have some Angus and Angus-cross commercial cattle. I would also like to learn more about hay production and maybe grow more hay.”

Who has been your biggest influence and why?
“The person who has been my biggest influence has been my grandpa, Ricky Ray. We are always helping him on the farm, especially the spring and summer. He has always said you need to have some kind of farm, even a small farm, because even when times are tough, if you have a farm of some kind, you will always have food.”


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