Age: 17

Parents: David and Tracy Morgan

Hometown: Greenland, Ark.

FFA Chapter: Greenland FFA

Advisor: Justin Bramall

What is your involvement in agriculture?

“I’ve been involved in agriculture since birth. My parents grew up engaged in agriculture and have kept me involved as well. Some of my fondest memories of my childhood are from riding in the tractor with my grandpa, and now I am still active in helping around our commercial beef operation and I started to show sheep this year.”

What is your favorite part of being involved in agriculture/living on a farm?

“I love the spring when all the calves are born and stand up on their wobbly knees for the first time. I also love the work [on the farm] itself.”

What are your future plans?

“I plan to go to the University of Arkansas and major in music education. I want to minor in something ag related. I hope to always have a farm of some sort, whether that be sheep or cows, and I will always grow a garden.”

What’s the best advice about agriculture you have received?

“My grandpa (Doyle Morgan) has always been my mentor, he told me to look up and read Paul Harvey’s, ‘So God Made a Farmer.’ Grandpa said, ‘That is truly what a farmer has to be.’ He has taught me about cattle and how to keep good records.”

What advice would you give younger people who want to be involved in agriculture?

“I would remind them that agriculture is extremely important. You need a farmer at least three times a day. I would tell them to get out and meet some people, to find a mentor in agriculture. I would tell them to get ready to deal with adversity and disappointment, we have to learn how to deal with the bad and how to appreciate the good.”

Awards received: “I have been a Greenland FFA officer for three years (secretary, vice president and now president). In the 2017-2018 school year, I was the Greenland FFA High Point Individual for Career Development Events and recipient of the Greenland FFA Star Chapter Award. I placed well with my lambs at county, district and state fair and made the sale at the Washington County Fair in 2018, my first year showing.”


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