Johnnie Bruce of Walker, Missouri is a member of the North East Vernon County FFA Chapter. He is the son of David and Michelle Bruce. Photo by Neoma Foreman.
Photo by Neoma Foreman

Age: 15

Parents: David and Michelle Bruce

Sibling: Emma

Hometown: Walker, Missouri

FFA Chapter: North East Vernon County

Advisor: Brett Neil

How have you been involved in agriculture over the years?

“I raise pigs. I show them at the Vernon County Youth Fair. I received the Reserve Grand Champion Carcass last year and sold it at our sale. I also work with cattle. I was on the Horse Judging Team in FFA. I won the Pleasant Surprise Award in FFA in 2022 for making things out of nothing.”

What are some other things you enjoy?

“I enjoy building random stuff out of scrap wood. Also, dealing with pigs. We took them to the Food for America Day at our elementary school and all the little kids liked looking at them. I also enjoy just messing around on building random stuff with friends.”

What do you enjoy most about agriculture?

“I mostly enjoy the animal side of agriculture. I feel like there is always more to learn about animals than comes to mind. They can do more than you expect.”

What are your future plans?

“I either want to be a large and small animal vet or I would rather have a pig farm and also be an ag teacher.”


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