Name: Ethan Propp
Hometown: Adair, Okla.
Parents: Chell and Susan Propp
FFA Advisors: Devin DeLozier and Shane Johnson
How are you involved in agriculture?
“My family owns a commercial cow-calf operation that I help work. Participating in 4-H and FFA has given me the opportunity to show steers, give speeches, judge horses and livestock. I additionally assist at Pryor Veterinary Clinic on the weekends.”
Why is agriculture so important?
“Agriculture has been a major part of my life and without it I would not be the person I am today. It has opened many doors for me and given me many opportunities. Agriculture will continue to grow and kids my age should get involved. We will one day be the leaders in the agriculture world. We can make a better future in all aspects, from cattle to crops.”
Future plans: “Next year I plan on attending Northeast Oklahoma, A&M College NEO on a horse and livestock judging scholarship. I then plan on attending Oklahoma State University, pursue a bachelor’s degree in Ag-Education and a master’s in Animal Nutrition. This will give me many options for a career in agriculture, however my goal one day is to be a livestock evaluation team coach on the college level.”
Story and Photo by Joan Herrington Thorne