DC-Lamont’s Abby Cardwell - FFA Spotlight Presented By Farm Credit of Enid
Deer Creek-Lamont junior Abby Cardwell, whose father is a former Ag teacher, has been involved in FFA since her freshman year of high school. She participates in livestock showing, public speaking, and meats judging.
Cardwell’s favorite part of the Future Farmers of America is “going to Made For Excellence and Advanced Leadership Development conferences and getting to make new friends and meet new people.”
Cardwell is known to be very involved and a great leader in FFA. She also has a notable SAE, which is a Supervised Agriculture Experience. An SAE is an agricultural activity that students perform outside of the classroom.
“My SAE is a breeding sheep program where I have bought ewes and shown them up until they are a yearling,” said Cardwell. “Then, they are retired to get bred and have lambs. Their lambs are either shown by me or I sell them.”
FFA has been fun for Cardwell, but is has also taught some valuable life lessons.
“My livestock project has taught me the values of responsibility and hard work,” said Cardwell.
She is also involved in 4-H, basketball, track, cross country, quiz bowl, and NHS. After high school, she plans to attend Northern Oklahoma College and earn an associate’s degree in biology. From there, she wants to attend OSU to prepare for optometry school.