Colton Foster

Age: 18
Parents: Phil and Kristi Foster
Hometown: Wagoner, Okla.
FFA Chapter: Wagoner FFA
Advisor: Dave Baker    

What is your favorite aspect of agriculture?

“What I like best is raising and showing cattle and then selling them. Those winning animals become a way to get our name out to promote what we do and they provide an example for other kids that are perhaps considering getting involved. It shows what hard work can accomplish.”

Who is the most influential person in your life?

“I have two influential people. The first is my agriculture teacher, Dave Baker. I really look up to him because he shows me how to take care of my animals and other agricultural activities the right way, which is not always the easy way. I also look up to my brother Chayden, who is 24 and a partner with me and my dad in our cattle business.”

What is your current involvement in agriculture, including your daily routine?

“We run a cow/calf business and try to sell show calves by breeding our best cows to top bulls using AI. I help with that though my dad does the actual process. I also help feed in the mornings and in the evenings in addition to working the cattle and haying in the summer. In haying, I do everything, but bale the hay which a neighbor does for us.”

Awards: “Two years ago I got third in my division at the Oklahoma Youth Expo, as well as Grand Champion Heifer, Reserve Champion Heifer and Reserve Champion Steer at our county the fair.”

What are your future plans?

“I plan on attending Redlands Community College in El Reno, Okla., first and then finishing my education at Oklahoma State. At this point I am considering three different careers: a butcher, an embryologist, or working in agricultural business management.”


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