Mary Dunn of Mansfield, Arkansas is a member of the Dayton 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Julie and Chris Dunn. Submitted Photo.

Age: 14

Hometown: Mansfield, Ark.

Parents: Julie and Chris Dunn

Siblings: Emily Dunn

4-H Club: Dayton 4-H

Club Leader: Brittany Slate

What is your involvement in agriculture? 

“I mainly show poultry, but have also taken care of goats, as well as cattle with my grandpa.”

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

“Definitely poultry; just learning about how they act and watching them grow. I find that interesting, and not many people that I know take care of chickens. Creating habitats for them to live in is something I think is kinda cool.”

What are your future plans? 

“I want to become a family counselor. Though not related to agriculture, I definitely feel like 4-H has helped me become more confident in talking to people more.”

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

“To observe the behavior of my pullets. I’ve learned a lot about husbandry: watching them closely, checking their food and water, watching their feed. The best advice I’ve received on the topic has been from Marilyn Branum. She’s the head of the poultry club.”

Awards: “I’ve won grand champion, reserve grand champion and the herdsman award for my poultry. I also have won first place in the fashion revue competition, and first place in a couple shooting sports competitions.”


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