BY KRIS BLANKMAN
Taylee Anderson is an 18-year-old senior at Fremont High School. This articulate and ambitious young lady is one of the amazing youths dedicated to carrying on a future in the Ag Industry. She is currently serving her third year as a student officer by filling the position of Secretary in FFA. She is following generations of families who live the agricultural lifestyle. She has been showing livestock at jackpots and county fairs for years, with two projects each year consisting of a lamb and steer. Not only does she take care of and train two animals, but she and her younger brother, Cooper, have a spare for each species. They each take care of one of the “extras,” bringing the total to three animals each. When not working at IFA, her free time is spent in the barn with her animals. Taylee says that it has taught her responsibility and hard work. Her dedication paid off this past August, with Taylee and her brother winning Grand and Reserve Champion in both Senior Showmanship and Market. She said it was surreal and special to share that win with her brother. Taylee is driven and determined, and she has big dreams and goals following graduation in the spring. She plans to continue her education in the animal science field on the medical side. Taylee is goal-oriented, and if she is going to do something, she wants to do it right. She loves to travel and looks forward to many more adventures.
Kort Wayment is a charismatic and ambitious 16-year-old at Fremont High School. He is currently the Treasurer of the FFA. He is proud of his family history in the Ag lifestyle, as his grandmother was the first female to show a pig at the Box Elder County Fair. His dad started one of the FFA groups still alive at Fremont today, and his mom is a feed nutritionist at IFA. He likes to play a little basketball and do leather work. He enjoys Ag Mechanics and World War II history and planes. He is interested in pursuing his education in mechanics/welding or animal science/veterinarian. He dreams of coming back to the family farm to work. When asked what he loved most about the Ag lifestyle, he replied, “There are so many cool things. Not many people get to experience the birth of a newborn calf.” Kort raises a steer each year as his FFA project and has a reserve grand championship under his belt from 2017. He is currently honing his team-roping skills. He is a member of the District 9 Idaho High School Rodeo Team. He is focused on becoming a more proficient roper and says that he really enjoys rodeo. Kort says that he has learned to work hard and be responsible for living this lifestyle. He says that making new friends at fair times and receiving such positive support are two of his favorite things. The future of agriculture and rodeo is in good hands with young men like Kort!