Hometown: Avilla, Mo.
Parents: Hal and Sheila Andrews
Sibling: Heather Rogers
FFA Chapter and 4-H Club: Miller FFA and Lincoln 4-H
FFA advisors: Lyle Whitaker and Emily Paul
4-H leader: Pam Weaver
Hannah grew up helping her dad on the farm and has always rode with him on the combines and tractors to learn the operation. Hannah is a fourth-generation farmer and is highly involved in 4-H and FFA.
What is your involvement in agriculture?
“I do a lot of advocating for 4-H, FFA and agriculture, so I go to a lot of conferences and conventions to try to learn how to tell others more about agriculture.”
Her SAE for FFA is diversified crop production. Her sophomore year, she started growing 23 acres of wheat and this last year built up to 60 acres of corn, 72 acres of soybeans and 23 acres of wheat. She also works at their family business, Andrews Farm and Seed.
What is your favorite part about living on the farm?
“Being able to watch something start from itty bitty to be something great and getting to watch God’s beauty grow and being able to have that hope in God that he will take care of my crops. The other part I like about living on the farm is our farm community and that everyone around here is willing to help out one another.”
What are your future plans?
“I plan on getting a major in ag business with a minor in agronomy. My future plans will always involve agriculture. I’ve been involved in agriculture my whole life and it’s a part of me that I could never let go.” Her hopes are to help her dad farm and to one day take over the farm or maybe have a farm of her own. Hannah plans to attend Crowder College in the fall for one semester and then will continue her education at College of the Ozarks the following spring.
What’s the best advice about agriculture you have received?
“My parents always said to never half do something, so go all in with whatever you do.”