Hometown: Buffalo, Mo.
Parents: Travis Horinek and Brandi Rodriguez
Siblings: Mercedes, Joseph, Brenna, Jacob and Alex
FFA Chapter: Buffalo FFA
Chapter advisors: MaryAnn Boro and Joey Stokes
What is your favorite part of being involved in agriculture/living on a farm?
“My favorite part of being involved in agriculture is that I get to inform others about it. I love living on a farm because I am able to get away from people and take in God’s creation.”
What are your future plans?
“My future plans are still being decided. I am currently debating on being a vet or a speech therapist. Both of these can involve agriculture. I hope to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia.”
What’s the best advice about agriculture you have received from adults?
“My best advice about agriculture that I have received from adults is to not take it for granted. My dad gave me that advice. I haven’t taken it for granted anymore and it makes it even easier to inform others. I also enjoy learning about it more.”
What advice would you give to other young people who want to be involved in agriculture?
“I would tell them that same advice I was given. ‘“Don’t take it for granted.’”
Freshman year: Outstanding Freshman Leadership pin and academic pin.
Sophomore year: Outstanding Sophomore Leadership pin and academic pin.
Junior year: First place in Area 10 in Missouri Pet Breeders FFA Public Speaking Contest.