Future Farmers of America

An FFA student learns to weld by fixing a broken chair during class.

Josh Brixey

An FFA student learns to weld by fixing a broken chair during class.

Future Farmers of America, also known as FFA, is a club at Broken Arrow. Nationwide, FFA helps teach students about leadership, agriculture, animals and responsibility.

“I like FFA because I get to weld and hang out with my friends,” sophomore Agustin Zambrano said.

In FFA, many people enjoy participating in the care and showing of certain animals. Students can show animals such as pigs, goats, cows, and varying types of farm animals. Winning an award for the animal you have prepared, trained and raised is a great honor.

“Being in FFA is awesome because I made a lot of great friends and I get to sell food a lot,” sophomore Kelsey Oliveira said.

The club meets every second Monday of the month, and they treat each other like family and all work together as a team. They support each other at showings, meetings and help each other with projects.

“Our students have achieved many things from being in FFA,” FFA teacher Mr. Arte said. “Two of our student won a state FFA degree, and one students passed the state horticulture exam. We also won the Foundation Trust award for the chapter.”

The motto for FFA is “Living to Serve”. It signifies the vital role that the service plays in the organization and in the community. The students are always involved helping local communities, developing their potential for leadership, and acquiring career success through agricultural education.