Hometown: El Dorado Springs, Mo.
Parents: Jarrod and Amanda Schiereck
Sibling: Reese Schiereck (brother)
FFA Chapter: El Dorado Springs FFA
Advisors: Jill Chapman and Jay Martin
How have you been involved in agriculture over the years?
“I started off in agriculture as a kid going over to my grandparents farm. I rode in the feed truck with grandpa and helped my grandma take care of the horses. I joined 4-H and later on, in fourth grade, I started showing cattle and my involvement grew from there. I joined FFA my freshman year and have loved every minute of it. Now, I raise and show cattle, write a weekly article for my county newspaper, raise and sell chickens, and help whenever I can at my grandparents’ farm.”
What are some other things you enjoy?
“If I’m not with my cows or busy with my school work or other organizations I’m involved in, I am very involved in other organizations around my community and county. I love helping with community service like the Community Garden, Community Dinners and helping my neighbors.”
What do you enjoy most about agriculture?
“I enjoy the community of agriculture. Being involved in the agriculture industry, I’ve realized it’s one big small town. I love the work ethic that being involved in the agriculture industry has taught me and I love sharing my agriculture story with others.”
What are your future plans?
“I plan to major in agribusiness with minors in Spanish, economics and international relations. I plan to work as a legislative affairs director for an agriculture organization or company.”