By: Annika Kirtley, Contributing Writer
Abby Asbury, CHS freshman, daughter of Joe and Leia Asbury, has been selected for the SAE spotlight by her advisor Scott Stone.
Her SAE project is focused on Anglo-Nubian goat reproduction.
Asbury joined FFA because she loves to learn about Agriculture. “I enjoy helping out with volunteer work and getting to be with friends. Some of my favorite activities are going to new places with other kids in FFA,” Asbury comments about her experiences.
She has learned very important lessons over the two years that she has been working on this project. “I have learned to be patient with my animals. You can’t always control what they do,” Asbury said.
She plans on using her experiences of business management from her SAE project to become a business manager. Her future plans include going to college to get a Bachelor's degree that involves environmental science and hopes to work for the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Some of Asbury’s hobbies include reading, painting and of course spending time with her goats. Asbury even plans on expanding her small herd of goats. She would like to buy three Boer goats, one buck and two does. Asbury explained, “I would just like to have a variety to bring in more customers. Like, if they want a milk goat then I can sell them a milk goat and if they want a meat goat then I can sell them a meat goat.”