Pond Creek-Hunter’s Zeb Cambron – Enid Area FFA Spotlight Presented by Farm Credit of Enid

By Derrick Smith

When most people hear Future Farmers of America, their first thoughts go to raising and showing animals. But the program is more than just farm animals. High school students have the ability to learn a wide variety of different things.

“FFA is worth every bit of the experience you will gain and the friendships you will make,” said Zeb Cambron. “FFA also teaches you many valuable lessons that will help with future careers such as public speaking as well as record keeping.”

Cambron, who is a senior at Pond Creek-Hunter High School, is in his fifth year of the FFA program and has enjoyed his time in the program.

“I have made a lot of memories and enjoyed helping the younger members,” he said. “It’s also great knowing how much you impact your local Ag community as a FFA member.”

The decision to join FFA was simple for Zeb after he saw what all the program afforded.

“Seeing past FFA members being successful in their Supervised Agricultural Experience and watching the National FFA Convention on television made me strive to be a great FFA member.”

There have been some valuable lessons that Zeb learned while in FFA, ones that will help him in life after high school.

“I have learned how to be a great leader,” he said. “Most importantly though, we learn how to work successfully as a team with people we may not always agree with.”

Zeb’s SAE was diversified livestock production. He has also raised and shown goats, bobwhite quail, and pheasant, along with the cattle.

“I have raised and currently have goats,” he said. “I am also starting my own registered black Angus herd with my two show heifers and a bull me and my dad recently bought.”

The biggest role model in Cambron’s life would be his father.

“He is always there for me and helps me with difficult things in life,” he said. “He helps me realize the better side of those things.”

The awards that Cambron has earned during his five years in the program are impressive. He has won the Star Chapter Greenhand Award, Star Chapter Ag Placement award, Star Chapter Discovery award, 2015 OSU Big Three field days second place in beef as a individual in Jr. FFA, 2017 OSU Big Three field days second place in sheep as a individual in Sr. FFA as well as many different proficiency awards.

While his future plans are not set in stone, Zeb has an idea of where he wants to go.

“I plan to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva in the fall,” he said. “My major is undecided but it will be something Ag related.”