Parents: Rick and Treva Rice

Hometown: Natural Dam, Ark.

FFA Chapter: Cedarville FFA

Advisor: Darren Busch

What is your favorite aspect of agriculture?

“While I love animals, I really enjoyed the business side of agriculture the most because business is a vital link throughout the entire agricultural system. You help others and improve their lives by working through the links that supply the foods they need.”

What is your current involvement in agriculture?

“I take care of our 15 horses. I grain and hay them, as well as exercise them constantly to keep them in peak condition. I also help my dad grain, water and hay our cattle, in addition to vaccinating them and we work them. In addition, I help keep the charts on our heifers and calves.”

What are some of your agricultural memories?

“When I was 5, Grampa Jimmie bought some Longhorn calves, and I bottle-fed them. This year, Seven, one of my favorite horses, gave birth to a filly that looks just like her. That brought back wonderful memories with Seven and expectations for new ones with her baby.”

Awards: “Because of my Grampa Jimmy, I was able to become the Arkansas High School Rodeo Association champion barrel racer in 2017 on a beautiful buckskin mare named Cream. Then, in 2018, I became the 2018 National High School Rodeo Queen Ambassador for the association.”

What are your future plans?

“After I get an agri-business degree at Oklahoma State University or Southern Arkansas University, I want to go into marketing or become manager of a cattle operation.”


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