Bray-Doyle’s Ashtin Fisher – FFA Spotlight Presented by Oklahoma AgCredit

 

 

The Future Farmers of America program is not one that students usually stumble into. Most members have a family history of agriculture or have a knack for the program for quite some time. Ashtin Fisher is no different. She is a freshman at Bray-Doyle schools, where she has attended since pre-K.

“I have been a member of FFA since I was in the eighth grade,” she said. “But I have been around the organization since I was able to walk. The fact that my dad is an Ag teacher started a lot for me in the organization, but throughout the years it has grown to be a very important part of my life.”

The FFA program has allowed Fisher to become someone that can help younger students that are joining the program.

“FFA has taught me a lot about leadership and responsibility,” she said. “Leadership plays an important role in my part because I feel that the younger kids look up to and strive to be like older kids, me being an older kid, I try to be the best possible role model. As for responsibility, it takes a lot of responsibility to take care of and work with your animals.”

Throughout the years, Ashtin has enjoyed showing different animals. She started out showing pigs when she was eight years old. When she was nine, she began showing sheep. A few years ago, she became interested in showing goats. She has also had the privilege to help others around the barn in showing cattle.

Ashtin is also heavily involved in athletics for Bray-Doyle. She plays shortstop for both the fastpitch and slowpitch softball teams. She is also a member of the archery and basketball teams. Playing sports and being a member of FFA have allowed Fisher to accrue numerous awards.

“As a showman for six  years, I have won multiple showmanship awards, a few breed champions, and reserves breed champions,” she said. “My recent biggest accomplishment was Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Stephens County Livestock Show. I was also named 2018 All-Conference Team in Fast Pitch Softball and 2018 Duncan Banner Newcomer of the Year for Fast Pitch Softball.”

The advice that Ashtin would have for someone thinking about joining FFA, she would tell them they would not regret going for it.

“Definitely do it. Joining FFA is one of the greatest things I’ve ever done. By joining FFA, I’ve made so many lifelong friends, I’ve learned so much about myself, I’ve met amazing role models that I continue to look up to. You won’t regret it if you do.”