Brooke Hoffman of Hurley, Missouri is a member of the Hurley FFA Chapter. She is the daughter of Tina and Mike Means. Submitted Photo.
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Age: 17

Hometown: Hurley, Mo.

Parents: Tina and Mike Means

Siblings: Alex, Charlie and Easton

FFA Chapter: Hurley FFA

Advisor: Cody Wright (retiring) and Laura Motley-Mahnken

What is your involvement in agriculture? 

“I currently hold an officer position in the Hurley FFA as president. I also live and have my own farm where I raise Belted Galloway cattle, multiple breeds of chickens and goats. I must meet each animal’s nutritional needs and keep the animals happy.” 

What is your favorite part of being involved in agriculture?

“Getting the hand-on experience while working on and off the farm, and the variety of animals. I also enjoy it because you meet new people. 

What are your future plans? 

“After high school, I plan to attend Crowder College, then transfer to Missouri State University and taking the vet tech program. After completing that program, I plan to continue my schooling to become a veterinarian.’

What is the best advice about received from an adult? 

“The best advice I have received is from Mr. Wright. He told me to lead by example and to always be the hardest worker in the room.”

Awards: Greenhand and Chapter degrees, as well as an Area Chapter Degree.


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