What dairy or ag-related extracurricular activities are you involved in? I am involved in both 4-H and in FFA.

Why are you involved in these activities/organizations, and what is your favorite? Our family has a long history of being involved in 4-H and in FFA. My parents encouraged me to participate in both. I enjoy both of them. I enjoy 4-H more because of all the friends I have made while being in 4-H.

Tell us your best experience during your time in these activities/organizations. My best experience is beating my cousin in dairy showmanship every year. Also beating Brittany, my older sister, in dairy showmanship once.

What is your favorite social media? I use Snapchat a lot.

What are your career aspirations? I would like to be a farmer like my parents.

What is something you have learned from being involved in these activities/organizations? If you want something done, you have to do it yourself. Hard work pays off. Things don’t always go as you planned, but don’t give up. Always be willing to volunteer. You get back way more than you give when you volunteer.

Who do you look up to? I look up to my brother, Brett, and my grandpa, Bob Pfeil.

Tell us something about yourself that many people do not know. I had to take over greater responsibilities on our farm after my mom’s accident in December 2016. Mom was turning into our driveway with a tractor and a feeder wagon when a car tried to pass her. Mom was seriously injured and couldn’t do any work for six months.

Tell us some of your duties on the farm. I feed the cattle, clean the barn, do fieldwork, perform machinery maintenance, help with combining and planting, along with many chores around the farm.

If you could change one thing in the world, what would it be and how would you change it? I would change the image most people have about farmers. I would do this by educating kids in schools, especially in bigger cities, about how farms are run and why certain things are done on a farm. I would also use more social media to help promote farming.