Hometown: Collins, Mo.
Parents: Dr. Brent and Amy Lower
Sibilings: Jayden and Brenden Lower
FFA Chapter: Weaubleau FFA
Advisor: Harley Waggoner
What’s your involvement in agriculture? Kaylee Lower is involved in agriculture both at home and in her academics. Kaylee assists her family on their farm, where they raise registered Red Angus, Limousin and Shorthorn cattle. Kaylee also enjoys helping her father, a veterinarian, at his clinic in Humansville, Mo.
She has served as the Weaubleau FFA Chapter president for two years and the area secretary. Kaylee is a Missouri FFA State Vice President for the 2020-2021 academic year. Kaylee has even started a Facebook page called Youth and Agriculture, The Right Combination. Her work with social media, as well as her previous experience writing a weekly column advocating for agriculture in her hometown newspaper and many other projects, helped Kaylee earn a state proficiency in agriculture communications.
What is your favroite part about being involved in agriculture?
“I find joy in being able to connect consumers with products they are enjoying, wearing, or helping the world with,” Kaylee said.
What is your advice for others young people involved in agriculture?
Kaylee suggests contacting someone directly involved in agriculture so they can lead, motivate and properly support.
Kaylee said the best advice she has ever been given is to “go ahead and tell your story regardless if you think anyone is listening. We are all pieces of a much bigger puzzle. We are all unique.”
She plans to take that advice and continue her agricultural journey at the University of Missouri. She will major in agricultural education and leadership, and minor in animal science and agriculture economics.
Following that, she hopes to go on to attend law school to specialize in agricultural law or work as a communications specialist in an agricultural-based company.