Evan Seay of Jasper, Arkansas is the son of Kenny and Sonya Seay. He is a member of the Jasper FFA chapter. Submitted Photo.
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Age: 18

Hometown: Jasper, Ark.

Parents: Kenny and Sonya Seay

Sibling: Samantha Seay

Home FFA chapter: Jasper FFA, currently serving as the Arkansas FFA Northwest District Vice-President

Home Chapter advisor: Mason Dorrell

What is your involvement in agriculture?

“I did not grow up on an active farm, but my family has been active FFA members for generations. In eighth grade, I was able to take my first agricultural education class, it was a requirement in my school you must take a semester of introductory to agriculture. I learned different concepts from plant and animal science, and eventually some mechanics. We mainly focused on FFA, being the first semester we learned about the Conduct of Chapter Meeting contest, letting me take my first step into FFA. Eventually leading to the state convention that year where I got to see the newly-elected state officer team. After seeing them get installed and their year review video, I knew that was something I wanted to do”

What is your favorite part of being involved in ag?

“The diversity it offers. This field is a very large and diverse industry, allowing opportunities for others to find their passion/interests. I found it in plant science once I competed in the Nursery/Landscaping Career Development Event contest. I enjoy this field because it allows me to be knowledgeable in caring for these plants, and plant diseases and how to tend to them. This is an interesting field for me, as I can educate others on my findings and others on proper tending for these plants.”

What are your future plans? 

“To the University of Arkansas in pursuing a degree in agricultural education. I want to educate others on the agricultural industry as there is a place for everyone. I have been on a journey in deciding what I wanted to do, but helping others has always been a key factor in my decision making.”


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