Timberlake’s Braxton Buller - FFA Spotlight Presented By Farm Credit of Enid
Braxton Buller grew up in the small town of Jet where his grandparents have a farm. He grew up being around cattle and watching his two older brothers in FFA. He always knew that when he was old enough, he would join FFA. In the third grade he joined 4H and started showing hogs. By seventh grade, he was showing cattle. He’s now a senior at Timberlake High School in nearby Helena, Oklahoma.
Showing livestock all over the state and participating in Ag Mechanics has taught Braxton many lessons over the years. “You have to take good care of your animals. You have to make sure they are fed and keep them clean. It’s taught me responsibility.” states Braxton. “FFA has also taught me a lot about leadership and how leading is about helping others. Most importantly, it teaches life skills that help us become better citizens in the long run.”
Braxton plays baseball and eight-man football and has loved them both from a young age. Timberlake’s football team made it all the way to the semifinals last fall. “My favorite part is the contact. I love being able to go hit somebody and not getting a foul for it,” says Braxton happily. “When we are all on the field, we are all one team and there’s no “I” in any of it.”
A member of NHS, Braxton holds a 3.75 GPA. He’s been a member of FCA since fifth grade and he works as a grain elevator operator at Sooner CoOp. In his free time you will find him with family, checking cattle, hunting or fishing. This fall he plans to attend Northwestern where he wants to major in Ag Business to become and Ag Loan Officer.