Hometown: Seymour, Mo.
Parents: Krystal Brown and Carlos Cantrell
Siblings: Promise Cantrell, David Hammer and Felix Cantrell
FFA chapter or 4-H club: Seymour
Chapter advisor: Tiffany Coffman
Felicity Cantrell wasn’t raised in an agricultural background. She became interested through her great-grandfather, and soon she started her journey by getting 12 chickens.
Although she wanted to expand her interests, living in town made it difficult, despite working closely with town legislation. Felicity helps in other ways, like being involved in her local FFA chapter in Seymour, Mo., working at her local food pantry, and severing in different FFA chapter positions, such as reporter, secretary and president.
Felicity was recently named a Missouri State FFA Vice President for 2020-2021 and is excited about serving.
She has earned her Sate FFA degree and hopes to obtain her National FFA degree.
Her advice to other young people who want to be involved in agriculture is to “be themselves, to always tell their story and to be transparent about their story.”
“Every story is unique. There is no mold,” she said. “Ag is growing rapidly; be exactly who you are.”
One of her biggest mentors told her “you get what you work for, not what you wish for.” Felicity hopes to apply this mindset to her future endeavors. She plans to attend Ozarks Technical Community College with an end goal of becoming an agricultural educator.
“I want to encourage students the way my ag teacher did me,” Felicity said.