Parker County Today May 2016 - Page 86

our youth: AG KIDS Something To Crow About BY MARSHA BROWN PHOTOS BY DEVONNA COWDREY Conner Cowdrey following family tradition while growing his ‘nest egg’ for college MAY 2016 PA R K E R C O U N T Y T O D AY Conner Cowdrey is a bright, forwardthinking, young businessman with a thriving, albeit, small poultry operation. He takes care of his ow n accounts, completely oversees his own livestock operations and has put most of the money he’s made back into his business, or he socks it away to invest at a later date, in continuing education. What sets Conner apart from most other young businessmen? He’s 13. Conner began showing animals in livestock shows eight years ago when he was 5. He started out working with heifers and his first show was the Fort Worth Stock Show. Today, Conner is an officer in Spring Creek 4-H and has been for the past four years. He’s also a seventh-grader at Brock Junior High School and he shows goats and sheep, but he most enjoys showing poultry. Conner’s shift in interest from cattle to poultry is more than just a preference. It’s something he has built 84 Conner Cowdrey