Geary’s Greyson Garrett – FFA Spotlight Presented by Oklahoma AgCredit

 

 

Students that join the Future Farmers of America program join for a variety of different reason. Some may want to learn more about agriculture and how to raise animals, while others may want to learn more about a specific trade. But for Greyson Garrett, it was a little simpler reason.

“I always looked up to the older kids that wore the blue and gold jackets,” he said. “I wanted to be just like them when I got older.”

And that is exactly what he did. Greyson, a junior at Geary High School, joined the FFA in the eighth grade. Before that, he was a member of the 4-H program.

“I have always shown livestock,” Garrett said. “It is kind of a family tradition. Moving from 4-H to FFA was an easy transition.”

Greyson says that his favorite part of being in FFA is all the friends he has made through the years. His best memory from the program has to do with making friends.

“My favorite memory is my very first Alumni Camp,” he stated. “Just getting to meet new people and make lifelong friends was really awesome.”

There have been many supporters for Garrett through his time in FFA.

“Some of my role models would be my dad, my Ag teacher, and my friends for always pushing me to do my best.”

Through the years, Greyson has shown a variety of animals, including cattle, pigs, sheep,and goats. He also says he has learned some life skills that will help him after he is out of high school.

“I have learned to be yourself and always be humble and kind to those around you.”

Greyson has won many awards in FFA, but this spring he won something that is very important to him.

“I have had many local and county achievements,” he said. “But my biggest success was this spring. I had the Reserve Breed Champion spot market barrow at Oklahoma Youth Expo.”

There is nothing but positive advice from Greyson for those considering FFA.

“Joining the FFA is like joining a family and you will find tons of love and support in joining FFA. There are so many good things this organization offers.”