Woodward’s Teton Dixon – FFA Spotlight Presented by Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma
While attending Woodward Middle School, Teton Dixon decided to join the FFA chapter at school to be closer to his brother who was on the shooting team.
“I first got involved in FFA when I was an eighth grader. I wanted to join because my brother was on the shooting team, and he wanted me to shoot with him. I was also interested in showing heifers and I knew there were many other opportunities for me,” said Dixon.
Many of his family members have been involved in FFA when they were in school. It was his parents who encouraged him to join.
“My parents believed it would be a good opportunity for me to participate in the skills and activities FFA provided. I enjoy spending time on the farm during summer and it helps me understand more about agriculture. My Ag teacher, Chip Laubach, also explained many other things I could do and be involved with, so I decided to join FFA,” said Dixon.
From shooting sports, showing cattle and ag mechanics contests, there are many things about FFA Dixon really enjoys.
“Being involved opens the door and provides a chance to experience additional new topics related to agriculture. I enjoy meeting new people and going to shooting sports competitions. I have attended the state competition for shooting sports the past three years. I won 1st Place Individual and our team also placed 1st during my eighth grade year,” said Dixon. “My freshman year, I received 3rd Place Individual and our team placed 3rd. This year, our team placed first again, and it is such a wonderful feeling to be part of a team where we encourage each other to be successful. I also enjoy going to State Convention, meeting other members from chapters across the state, listening to the state officers speak about their success, and the president giving his retiring address.”
Dixon is a member of the varsity baseball team at Woodward and he’s excited for the upcoming season.
Dixon said anyone interested in FFA should get involved.
“You will experience so much, and you will have so many great opportunities. My experiences in the FFA cannot be duplicated by any other school activity, and many topics learned in FFA are things I will use for the rest of my life. There are so many different areas of interest in FFA. Agriculture is important to all of us in various ways and FFA provides a good experience that will help you later on in life, especially if one is interested in having animals or crops of their own,” said Dixon.