Hometown: Competition, Mo.
Parents: Wayne and Rachel Sheets
Siblings: Maggie Sheets
FFA Chapter: Conway FFA
Chapter advisors: Mary Anne Keck and Doug Glenn
Involvement in agriculture: Anna Sheets is involved in several facets of agriculture. She has grown up watching her father, Wayne, a first-generation farmer, learn the ins and outs of farming, and admiring him for his determination and hard work. Anna has been involved in FFA since her freshman year of high school. For her Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE), she’s raising Angus-mix cattle. Anna is also a member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.
What is your favorite part of living on a farm? “Everything! I love the animals, but I like being outdoors too. I like working on machinery like tractors and trucks, and I like running the machinery too.” She also enjoys her FFA community. “We are like a family,” she said. “You learn new friendships. It’s nice being with people that have the same common interests,” she said.
What are your future plans? “I want to settle on my own farm and have livestock one day,” she said. Anna would like to have her own cows, sheep, pigs, and chickens. She aspires to be either a veterinarian tech or to do something in the medical field. She would also love the option to be a stay-at-home mom who also runs the farm.
What is the best advice about agriculture? “Look ahead,” Anna’s dad tells her. “If you look ahead you can save money.” She said it’s also great advice when dealing with animals or any machinery. Looking ahead is good advice in many aspects of the farm life, and it’s a phrase that has stuck with Anna throughout her education.
Awards: Academic Leadership, Star Chapter Farmer, Star Greenhand, Proficiency, Chapter Scholarship