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.