Lucas Alexander of Fordland, Missouri is a member of the Fordland FFA chapter. He is the son of Mark and Emma Alexander. Photo by Julie Turner-Crawford.
Photo by Julie Turner-Crawford

Age: 14

Hometown: Fordland, Mo. 

Parents: Mark and Emma Alexander

Sibling: Travis

FFA Chapter: Fordland FFA

Advisor: Clayton Tunnell

What is your involvement in agriculture?

“My family and I raise cows, goats and hogs as the main commodities on our farm. My family has been farming in Southwest Missouri since 1856. We mostly do a beef cow/calf operation. We grow all of our own forages for our cattle and goats.”

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

“My favorite part of living on a farm is the lifestyle. I enjoy taking care of livestock, and repairing and running equipment.”

What are your future plans? Do they involve agriculture in some way? 

“I would like to continue with the dairy part of the operation. I like milking the cows and learning about how to run your operation sustainably.” 

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

“One of my early goat mentors told me that you need to help others when you’re able to because others will help you when you need it if you help them.”

Awards: “I have won several championship awards while showing goats in the summer at numerous county fairs.”


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