Adalee Letterman of Niangua, Missouri is a member of the Conway FFA Chapter. She is the daughter of Robbie and Ashlee Letterman. Photo by Amanda Bradley.
Photo by Amanda Bradley

Age: 13

Hometown: Niangua, Mo. 

Parents: Robbie and Ashlee Letterman

Siblings: Carter and Brinlee Letterman

FFA Chapter: Conway FFA

Advisors: Mary Anne Keck and Joseph Stratton

4-H Club: Barn Bums

Involvement in agriculture: Adalee helps out a lot on the family farm. She not only shows steers at fairs, but helps care for them. Recently she worked several steers all on her own. She was involved for several years with 4-H activities, but now she’s in junior high and is instead doing FFA this year at Conway, Mo.

What is your favorite part of being involved in agriculture/living on a farm?

“My favorite part is spending time with the animals.”

It’s more peaceful for Adalee, she said, to hang out with animals than people. She loves the animals and loves caring for them, and it’s more of a peaceful activity for her than a real chore – most of the time.

Do you still want to farm when you grow up?

“I want to be a livestock judge. And I want to keep the family farm. I’ll probably have cows and horses,” Adalee said. She fully intends to continue on the tradition of family farming. 

What is the best advice about agriculture you have received from adults? 

“Never mess with Dad when he is working cattle.” She said this advice she’s given herself.

Awards: Her recent awards are Reserve Grand Champion Crossbred Gilt at Ozark Empire Fair with “Blue.” She also stood second in her class at the 2021 Missouri State Fair, and she also made it into the grand drive with her steer named “Peaches.”


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