Jacob Brixey of Norwood, Missouri is a member of Skyline 4-H Club. He is the son of James and Jana Brixey. Submitted Photo.

Age: 12

Hometown: Norwood, Mo.

Parents: James and Jana Brixey

Siblings: Jenna (14)

4-H Club: Skyline 4H

Club Leader: Jana Brixey

What is your involvement in agriculture?

“I help Dad feed the calves grain. We get grain out of the feed bin and put it in buckets. We load it in the side by side and take it down the road to other groups of cattle. 

I also have 13 chickens I feed. I feed them chopped corn as a snack and layer pellets as normal food. Whenever it’s warm outside, they come out in the yard to eat grass.”

What is your favorite part of living on a farm?

“I get to feed the beef cows, cubes. You can drive around and stick the cubes out the side of the side by side and they take it out of your hand.”

What are your future plans?

“I want to work in the Conservation Department in fish hatcheries or with wildlife. I also want to have a farm with beef cows.”

What is the best advice about agriculture you have received?

Jacob’s father told him: “Pay attention when working with animals because the bull may charge.”

Awards: In 2021, he won reserve champion Jersey heifer at the Tri-County Fair in Mountain Grove.


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