Joanna Perez of Judsonia, Arkansas is the daughter of Alberto and Rosario Perez. She is a member of the White County Central FFA Chapter. Submitted Photo.
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Hometown: Judsonia, Ark. 

Age: 16

Parents: Alberto and Rosario Perez

Sibling: Kassandra Perez

FFA Chapter: White County Central FFA Chapter

Advisor: Lucas Anderson

What is your involvement in agriculture? 

“I grew up on a farm. My whole life I have been around agriculture. I enjoy spending time with animals and learning about new things everyday. Feeding animals on a hot summer day is by far one of my favorite memories on my farm. I joined my school’s FFA chapter last year because I love how involved the chapter was with the community and the agriculture life. I recently discovered that I love to weld. Surprisingly, I can say that my welds aren’t bad.”

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

“My favorite part about living on a farm is spending time with my horse. Agriculture has really showed me that you have to treat everything with care. I also love to weld its a skill that not many people have, which I think is cool and comes in handy.”

What are your future plans? 

“I plan on becoming a doctor of some sort in the future. I would like to have a farm of my own one day and manage it with confidence. Agriculture is about helping others, and that is why I want to become a doctor.”

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

“The government will not always provide so you have to learn to work hard and provide for yourself that includes raising livestock and knowing how to fix problems. I received this advice from my parents.”

Awards: Greenhand Degree in FFA


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