Parents: Walt Koshko and the late Cheyanna Koshko
Sibling: Judd Koshko
Hometown: Schell City, Mo.
FFA Chapter: Northeast Vernon County FFA
Advisor: Brett Neil
How have you been involved in agriculture over the years?
“I have been in 4-H for eight years. I was in Clover Kids for three years from the age of 5. I am currently the president of the Hudson Hustlers 4-H club in Bates County. I am the reporter for the NEVC FFA Chapter for the 2022-2023 year. I have showed cattle in the Bates County Fair since I was 8 years old. In FFA, I was on the meats judging ream in 2022; ae placed 13th in the district. I received the Star Greenhand Award for our chapter.”
What are some other things you enjoy?
“I like to do photography and spend time with my family and friends. I love being involved in my family farm and showing animals in my county fair. I enjoy public speaking. I like using my voice for people who cannot speak for themselves.”
What do you enjoy most about agriculture?
“I love watching the things in agriculture grow. At Food for America, I loved watching the children’s faces light up while I was teaching them about agriculture. Agriculture is a place to grow and there are always new ideas to be brought up and different ways to do things.”
What are your future plans?
“Some goals of mine are to become a state officer before my FFA career is over. I am not sure what I want to do after high school, but I would like to work with people. I want to use my voice and speak up for others. I hope to be a role model for the students and friends behind me.”