Hometown: Greenwood, Ark.
Parents: Brittany and Dwayne Slate
Sibling: Drake Slate
4-H Club: Dayton 4-H
Club Leader: Brittany slate
What is your involvement in agriculture?
“I show livestock with my local 4-H chapter, who I’m proud to represent as a 4-H state ambassador. I help younger 4-H members get their projects ready, especially for county fair. I also judge livestock and live on a commercial cow/calf operation with my family.”
What is your favorite part of being involved in agriculture?
“I like the experiences you can make, especially with showing and stuff. Last year I got to go to Nebraska, this year I’m going to Arizona to show, and I like the friendships you can make along the way.”
What are your future plans?
“I’m not sure what I want to do yet, but I’ve narrowed it down to three choices: a large animal veterinarian, a livestock nutritionist or an agriculture teacher.”
What is the best advice about agriculture you have received from adults?
“I would probably say ‘don’t give up.’ If whatever you’re doing is hard, it will usually get easier. A livestock judge named Ryan Rash once shared something like that on Facebook once that I really liked.”
Awards: “This year at county fair, I placed third and fourth overall with my market lambs. I placed third overall with my hog in the market class, and 10th overall in the breeding class. I also got the herdsman award for chicken barn.”