Hometown: Gentry, Ark.
Parent: Laura Evans
Sibling: Weston Evans
What is your involvement in agriculture?
“I am a proud member of Gentry FFA and the Logan 4-H Club. I’ve been active in 4-H for nine years and counting. In 4-H, I participate on the livestock judging team and the meat judging team. It provides a really great opportunity for me to learn more about the cattle that we raise from a different perspective. My family owns a cattle farm in Highfill, Ark., and I am part of that every day as well.”
What is your favorite part of being involved in agriculture/living on a farm?
“My favorite part of living on a farm is the opportunity to be a part of something that brings people together. Farm life comes with a community of neighbors, friends, and family that are all bonded through learning new things and the experiences of life on the farm. I also really enjoy teaching people about agriculture.”
What are your future plans?
“When I graduate high school, I plan to attend college and become an animal nutritionist. I’ve grown up on a cattle farm. I love it and I don’t see any reason to leave that behind when I grow up.”
What is the best advice about agriculture you have received from adults?
“My parents have also encouraged me to work hard and stick it out. Sometimes chores on the farm are not fun at all. Sometimes the animals are difficult, and sometimes I would rather be with my friends, but growing up on a farm has taught me that we’re all a part of something that is bigger.”
Awards: “I have been really fortunate to see the work that I put in pay off. I’ve probably received too many awards to count, but a couple significant awards that come to mind include the Star Discovery Award for FFA and the Grand Champion Pasture to Plate Steer for Benton County.”