Age: 15

Hometown: Berryville, Ark.

Parents: Raymond and Kimberly McQuiston

Sibling: C’Ara Smith

4-H Club: Farewell 4-H

Club Leader: Britani Rexwinkle

What is your involvement in agriculture?

“I am a member of a large family who raises black Angus cattle. They are registered and we raise them for market. We also have pigs that we raise for market as well.”

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

“We learn new stuff every day. I get to work hard and have fun doing it. I really like having my own jobs to do, weeding and watering the animals, and sometimes playing around with the animals.”

What are your future plans?

“At this time, I really haven’t thought about college. I do know, however, that when I get older I hope to still be a part of the farm. For now, I’m taking life one day at a time.”

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

“I get advice from my parents and grandparents. They help me a lot when it comes to preparing to show at a fair or with chores at home.”

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

“Agriculture is a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. With a lot of support, we can all go a long ways. Also, animals are amusing creatures and are worth the time.”

Awards: “While showing hogs, I stood third in my class and third overall at the fair. I also entered a cake at the county fair and was grand champion and reserve champion overall.”


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