Hammon’s Ethan Torrance – FFA Spotlight Presented by Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma

Anyone outside of the FFA circle may not realize how competitive the FFA can be for some students. Ethan Torrance of Hammon High School knows exactly how competitive it truly is at times. “My favorite part of being in the Oklahoma FFA is the competitions. With shows, speech contests, and so many other competitions you make numerous friends, learn about being a humble winner and a good loser, while being in a very competitive environment,” said Torrance.

He joined while in middle school and Torrance has not looked back since. He currently raises and shows goats, but throughout his FFA career, Torrance has also shown tow lambs. “I have been involved in FFA for as long as I can remember due to the fact that my dad was an Agriculture Education teacher and FFA advisor until I was in the 8th grade. I have been an active FFA member for five years having joined my 8th grade year. My dad is who got my started as well as my older sister who was heavily involved in FFA as well,” said Torrance.

But for Torrance, the FFA is more than just shows and competitions. It’s about leadership and people. “As an FFA member I have not only learned many valuable lessons I have also bettered myself as a person and now that it will have a lasting impact on my future. Whether it was showing, going to leadership camps and conferences, or competing in the various competitions the FFA has I have developed countless leadership, teamwork, and people skills that are vital to people with successful futures,” said Torrance.

Currently his focus is on high school, but Torrance has a plan for the next stage of his life. “I plan on furthering my education in college and earning my doctorate in physical therapy,” said Torrance.

Torrance believes the FFA can provide a student with the foundation he or she needs to be successful in life. “The advice I would give to other students looking to join FFA is absolutely take a step and join. It will give you countless memories and truly develop you into the best version of yourself,” said Torrance.