Blanchard’s Trey Roberts – FFA Spotlight Presented by Oklahoma AgCredit

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The Future Farmers of America program is more than just program to teach students about raising, taking care of, and showing different animals.

Trey Roberts says that there is much more than that to FFA.

“A lot of people see FFA as showing livestock when really it’s so much more,” he said. “Showing livestock is only a small part of a bigger whole when there are so many other possibilities and things to do and learn in the organization. You can compete or be involved in so many different things and not only learn more about agriculture but many other life lessons.”

Roberts, who is a senior at Blanchard High School, says that joining the FFA program was an easy decision.

“I have been around it since I was little,” Roberts said. “I had many friends and family who have been involved in it.”

Although it is not the only part of the program that he is involved with, Trey has shown a few different types of animals.

Trey Roberts

“I have shown three species of livestock, including many breeds of sheep and pigs, along with Shorthorn Cattle.”

Roberts has also learned other things that will help him after he graduates.

“I have learned many leadership skills as well as life lessons,” he said. “I have also learned not to be afraid to be yourself. The biggest thing though is how big of an impact one person can be if they choose to be.”

Throughout his years in FFA, Trey has won a lot of awards. But he says that there are of a few that are his favorites.

“One of my favorites to win was our local Greg Crowley All-Around Showman Award,” he said. “Also, there is the Champion Shropshire Ewe at Houston. In May, I will be receiving my State FFA degree.”

He has also made many great memories in the program.

“I have enjoyed meeting new friends and making connections with people from all across the nation,” he said. “A couple of my favorite memories are going to National Convention and taking car rides to competitions and other activities.”