Taylor Miller of Nixa, Missouri is a member of the Nixa FFA Chapter. She is the daughter of Jeff and Tammy Miller. Submitted Photo.
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Hometown: Nixa, Mo. 

Age: 16

Parents: Jeff and Tammy Miller

Sibling: Brother, Bailey

FFA Chapter: Nixa FFA

What is your involvement in agriculture? 

“My family and I have a cow/calf operation, breeding Scottish Highlands, Brahman, British White and Simmentals. I show each of our breeds and use our operation for my SAE.” Taylor was also the Nixa FFA Vice President (2021-2022). 

What is your favorite part of being involved in agriculture?

“The opportunity to build connections and skills that will impact my future. I love getting to talk to other breeders and learn their stories, and how they run their operations.”

What are your future plans?

“I hope to do something in the agriculture industry, although I’m not dead set on what yet. Right now, I’d like to go into genetic work, like embryology. Whatever I end up doing, I do always plan to be involved in the ag industry and have cows.”

What is the best advice you have received?

“While it is also a form of complement, the most common ‘advice’ I receive is ‘we as youth are the future of agriculture, so keep doing what you’re doing.’ It continues to motivate me to keep going. I also get a lot of good advice from Ryan Rash and Dale Hummel on the Beyond the Ring podcast. It expands my knowledge and drive.”

What advice would you give to other young people who want to be involved in agriculture?

“Get in the show ring. You will learn more in the show ring than in school, and it teaches you so many skills that you’ll use in your future.”


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