Three high school students from different corners of Texas probably would never have met or became friends if it wasn't for their involvement in 4-H.
Rusty Fisher is from Runnels County, Ashlyn Tucker is from Palo Pinto County and Jordan Weathers is from right here in Lubbock County.
But one thing the trio has in common is their passion for agriculture.
They all three came together pursuing that passion as Texas 4-H Livestock Ambassadors.
In the program they get the chance to not only make friends from around the state, but also to learn what it means to be leaders in agriculture.
"Being a 4-H ambassador means to me learning knowledge about what people actually do in this world, like why we use beta agonists on livestock and why we do certain stuff to them," Fisher said. "But what we do with that is to give back to the community."
"It means representing the young people of Texas and helping them understand the whole world of livestock and how important it is to the world," Ashlyn Tucker said.
"Being a 4-H Livestock Ambassador means a great deal to me," Jordan Weathers said. "It means that I'm embracing my past and I'm engaging my present and I'm defining my future. So it's really exciting and I'm looking forward to a great year of being an ambassador."
Over the next year Fisher, Tucker, and Weathers will participate in numerous community service opportunities and 4-H events.
They will focus on educating younger 4-H students as well as people that are not involved in the agriculture industry about the importance of ag production.
Because after all none of us could eat or clothe ourselves without agriculture.