This weekend was a one in a little time experience. This weekend was the Missouri State University Block and Bridle Show and the Holden FFA Alumni cattle shows. I am so proud to say that my baby girl got Grand Champion Heifer at both of the shows. She is looking really good right now and I am hoping she is not going to change much. When we got home from the shows I put Paisley in the barn. It is crazy how much she has grown up. Now I know how my parents feel about their little girls are going up. I remember when she was little and hairless and now she is big and has a bunch of hair. Paisley is spoiled rotten and you would call her a true show heifer. She has such a great attitude and soaks up all of the attention she can get. Paisley is my baby girl and I hope she does good the rest of the year.
I work for a Pearl Walthall who takes livestock photography. I have worked with her for five years now. Photography and livestock are my two loves and it is amazing to be doing them together. For FFA this is my SAE so I would record all of the times I would work with Pearl and any purchases I would make. Will this past year I filled out my proficiency application in Agricultural Communications for my livestock photography. I was really surprised when I was told that I had won my area contest with my proficiency. I then filled out the state application. This past weekend I got acknowledged on stage that I was the state winner for the Agricultural Communications proficiency. I would have never thought that I would make it that far. Now the next step is to fill out the national application and be in Kentucky in the fall. I will then see if my proficiency does well again. I am so thankful to have this opportunity to do this. I just want to thank my family, advisor, and everybody who supported me.
I found this on Facebook and fell in love with it. It is a remix of the poem “So God Made a Farmer” by Paul Harvey. This version is called “So God Mad a Stock Show Kid” by Stockshow Confidential. It speaks the truth about a true stock show kid. When I was listening to the video all I could say to myself was, “yep I do that”. Showing cattle is my passion and also a lot of other people’s passion. Pass this video on to show everybody what us stock show kids really do.