Tuttle’s Taylor McGill – FFA Spotlight Presented By Oklahoma AgCredit

The McGill family has been heavily involved in Tuttle’s FFA program for 20 years. C.L McGill has been coaching the FFA team and teaching in Tuttle for 20 years. And his daughter, Taylor, is a junior on the FFA team, where she’s had success both individually and apart of the FFA team.

At the National Western Stock Show in Fort Collins, Colorado, the Tuttle FFA team placed second in Meats Judging by six points behind a team from Texas. Taylor was named High Individual of the contest while two of her teammates placed 3rd High Individual and 11th High Individual. Taylor won by 11 points, which is essentially winning by two touchdowns in football. “I love meat judging because it’s one of those things that I can use for my entire life,” Taylor said. “I’m always going to have to go to the store to buy steak, so I’m going to know which one is best for me without having the struggle of not knowing what is good fat or bad fat when I look at them.”

Taylor got her passion watching her older brother, Dylan, compete in FFA. “I’m really competitive, so seeing my brother win and compete in FFA made me want to win at the same things he did,” Taylor said. “Between my brother and me, we’ve been able to blanket all the different things you can do in FFA, so it’s been a really cool experience.”

Next for the Tuttle FFA Team, Taylor and her teammates are working to win state this year in April with the possibility of representing Oklahoma in Indianapolis next fall. Taylor also enjoys showing sheep and competing on the speech team. “I like showing sheep because it’s something you have to do every single day,” Taylor said. “Even when it’s snowing or pouring down rain, you have to go to the barn and work your sheep because they don’t can’t take days off either. I also really like public speaking because it gives me a platform to talk about issues not a lot of people know about,” she continued.

Once Taylor graduates from Tuttle, she would like to major in Ag Business and get into law school.