NJSA Junior Board Feature :: Lindsey Robinson
What is your favorite aspect of being on the Junior Board?
My favorite aspect of serving on the Junior Board is interacting with all the younger members. Having a front row seat to watch the energy and dedication they bring to the ring is the best part of every show. Through the MVP program and interacting with kids in the barn, I’ve come to know a few of them on a more personal level. I see the drive they exhibit working at home and the excitement they have for being a part of the swine industry. As a member of the Junior Board, it’s rewarding to know I was a small part of helping them advance and achieve their goals.
What is a fun fact about yourself?
I’m a huge history nerd and love to drag my family and friends to all kinds of historical sites when we go on trips. While I’m an agriculture journalism major at Mizzou, I love taking history classes and am only a few credits shy of a history minor.
What is your favorite stock show memory?
More than the banners from the ring, my favorite memories are the ones behind the stock show. From the long hours spent in the barn with my dad, to the late nights and early morning in the farrowing house with my siblings, to all the miles traveling on the road, those memories have made me who I am and make every victory so much better. As I round out my show career, I’ve realized it’s the relationships I’ve built and the people I’ve met that I’ll take with me into the next chapter in life. Being on the Junior Board has been a big part of that.
How do you hope to impact the agriculture industry?
In the agriculture industry, my goal is to share stories and facts about the men and women who work to produce the world’s food, fuel and fiber. More than just feeding the population, farmers dedicate their time to making the land and livestock they care for better for the next generation. I want others to see how much farmers and ranchers care about the work they do everyday. After graduating college in May, I’m excited to start pursuing that goal by working for Farm Journal Media in Kansas City.