Hometown: Mountain Home, Ark.
Parents: Tina and Josh Cordell, and Tyler Wood
Siblings: Shae, Tenley, Farron and Derrick Wood; Hunter, Ashlyn and Hailey Cordell
FFA Chapter: Cotter FFA
Advisor: Adriane Watts
What is your involvement in agriculture?
“I am the Cotter FFA President. I am also in floriculture and on the show team, showing Nigerian Dwarf goats, Katahdin sheep and meat rabbits. I also have been part of the Ag Day and Pumpkin Patch for the elementary and help get them involved in FFA. Some of my responsibilities around the farm include fixing fence, bush hogging, building shelter for my animals and doctoring them. My daily chores on the farm include feeding and watering the horses. The farm my family and I live on is a hobby farm. We raise horses, cows, chickens, pigs, sheep, goats and rabbits.”
What is your favorite part of being involved in agriculture and living on a farm?
“I like being involved in agriculture because you have lots of opportunities to learn new stuff and be involved in new activities. My favorite part it is getting to show animals with the show team and getting to spend time with friends and the animals.”
What are your future plans?
“After high school, I plan to attend college to become and equine veterinarian. I also want to have my own farm and raise horses.”
What is the best advice about agriculture you have received from adults?
“Animals need to have proper care. If you take on the responsibility of raising animals, you need to make sure they have adequate care, including proper nutrition and medical care. I have learned the most helpful advice from my parents, Tina and Josh Cordell, and family friend Donnie Perry.”
Awards: State Horse Show Top 10 in multiple events; Ag Student of the Month (May 2021); Arkansas Family Rodeo, third in 3D barrels and sixth in open poles; second place in goat showmanship at the Arkansas State Fair.