Tavilynn Fortenberry of Cecil, Arkansas is a member of the Rancho Round Up and Franklin County Vet Science 4-H Club. She is the daughter of Shawn and April Fortenberry. Photo by Amber Parham.
Photo by Amber Parham

Hometown: Cecil, Ark.

Age: 11

Parents: Shawn and April Fortenberry

4-H Club: Rancho Round Up and Franklin County Vet Science 4-H

How are you involved in agriculture?

“My family raises and shows lambs and goats. I’ve been showing for three years. We also have horses that we ride for pleasure. I help with feeding and taking care of our animals. We also raise Corgis.”

What is your favorite part of raising animals?

“I love watching them grow. It’s fun and cute to watch the lambs play and they are funny when they try to prance and fall down; they hop like bunnies.”

What is your favorite animal to work with? 

“Horses, because they are big animals. They can be so loving and are able to be ridden.”

Who has been the most influential person in your life, and what advice have they given you?

“My mother. She helps me with my showing skills. She taught me to always keep your eye on the judge.”

What advice would you give to someone just starting out?

“Work hard, give it your all.”

What are your plans for the future?

“I want to be a rancher and have a horse, cow and sheep farm. I plan to go to college at Arkansas State University for animal science.”


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