Age: 16
Hometown: Cassville, Mo.
Parents: John and Sheila Littlefield
FFA Chapter: Cassville FFA
Advisors: John Littlefield, Jimmy Hinson and Lori Banks

What is your involvement in agriculture?

“My dad is an ag teacher, so I’ve been around agriculture and FFA my entire life. We have a small farming operation where we raise rabbits and chickens, we also have some show pigs we raise as well. This is the first year we will be breeding our gilts, so I’m excited about that,” Andrew said.

What do you like about FFA?

“I like all of the different things you can do in FFA. AgriScience is something I’ve really gotten into the last couple of years. Doing a science project that involves agriculture just really lets you explore agriculture more,” Andrew said.

Andrew also won the 2017 Missouri FFA AgriScience Social Systems Division 3 State Award. His research project studied the recent Blue Bell ice cream listeria outbreak. He evaluated public education after the incident and how customers perceived the ice cream and thoughts on purchasing the ice cream after the outbreak.

“I just wanted to see how people feel about how safe their food is,” he said.

He is also very busy in his chapter and is the current president of the Cassville FFA, and the reporter for Area 11.

Andrew also encouraged other high school students to consider being an FFA member.

“It’s not just all about agriculture,” he said. “There’s so much more you can do in it that relates to agriculture, but it might not seem like agriculture. I’d encourage others to give FFA a try because it could change their life,” he said.

What is your favorite part about being involved in FFA?

“Probably all of the different trips we’ve been on. I’ve been all over the country with FFA,” Andrew said. “Earlier this summer I went to Washington D.C. for the Washington Leadership Conference. It’s a great experience.”

What are your future plans?

“I actually won’t pursue a career in agriculture, but I want to be an architect. I’m thinking I can cross it over into the agriculture field a little. I’d also like to go into engineering a little. There’s a lot of possibilities. Agriculture will always be a part of who I am; it’s a part of me and I don’t see my life not involving agriculture.”


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