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Local News - Baxter Bulletin - www.baxterbulletin.com
The Ezell family (from left) Curtis, 14, Chesera, 11, Kelly and David, are the 2005 Marion County Farm Family.
Both son Curtis
, 14, and daughter Chesera, 11, are involved in Marion County 4-H and raise and show Hereford cattle, and Kelly said this is considered a family activity.
...Curtis was selected Bruno-Pyatt's 2004-05 eighth-grade Student of the Year and is a member of Bruno-Lincoln FFA Chapter, president of Bruno-Pyatt 4-H Club, and member and former vice-president and recorder for Arkansas Junior Hereford Association. He also is a member of National Junior Hereford Association. Curtis
has won numerous academic awards, including the Bruno-Pyatt Agri Award, and cattle-showing awards.Chesera is a member and former song leader of Bruno-Pyatt 4-H Club, a member of Arkansas Junior Hereford Association, where she assisted in the assembly of the scrapbook for the national show, and a member of National Junior Hereford Association. She
has received multiple awards for academics and cattle showing.
Chesera said her
current 4-H project is raising 22 chickens.
Kelly said Curtis
and Chesera have been showing cattle since ages 7 and 4, respectively, including the farm's Arkansas and Missouri state division champion Hereford bull, Henry, and Reba, one of the farm's show cows.
said Rasbarri got his
name from his
mother whose registered name was Barri.
...Chesera Ezell, 11, with Gypsy and Curtis Ezell, 14, with Rasbarri, two of Newton Farms' Hereford show cows.
Newton Farms has been in operation five years, according to Ezell, who is a full-time resident on the farm along with his wife and their children - Curtis
, 14, and Chesera, 11.
was raised on a beef cattle operation, and Newton grew up on a dairy farm operation at Bakersfield, Mo.
...Ezell said he helped around the farm doing various chores until he enrolled in School of the Ozarks (now College of the Ozarks), where he graduated with a bachelor of science degree in agribusiness and a minor in animal science.
State Association Officers
Vice-president: Curtis Ezell, 2676 MC 5008, St. Joe, AR 72675