K'Dance Tharp of Muldrow, Oklahoma shows hogs and judge livestock. She is the daughter of David and Kristyle Tharp. Submitted Photo.
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Age: 17

Hometown: Muldrow, Okla.

Parents: David and Kristyle Tharp

Siblings: Zayne and Kendall Tharp

What is your involvement in agriculture?

“I show hogs. I also judge livestock and am part of the parliamentary team.”

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

“I would say my favorite part is that I get to express myself and meet other people like me, and animals are a big plus. I like getting to learn how to take care of the animals and getting to spend time with them.”

What are your future plans? 

“To finish out my 2023 showing season and get into a college that I want and finish with a good degree.

“What I study in college possibly may involve agriculture, but I don’t have that all worked out yet.”

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

“Hard work pays off. When showing livestock, it’s not just about showing animals; it’s about training, bonding, and having to wake up early in the morning to take care of the animals. But the more effort you put in, the better the results will be.”

Who gave you that advice?

“My FFA advisor, Mr. Harp.”

Awards: “For my 2020 showing season, I won my class at Sebastian County Fair, and was awarded fifth overall. At the Arkansas Youth Expo, I placed ninth in my class. At the Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair, I won sixth in my class, and at the Arkansas State Fair, I won 11th in my class.”


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