Fleetwood Ranch recognizes Marlow FFA during National FFA Week

February 22, 2024

National FFA Week, Feb. 17-23, 2024, kept area FFA students busy during the 86th annual Stephens County Jr. Livestock Show. A full page in The Marlow Review was sponsored by Fleetwood Ranch, LLC (Phil Fleetwood and Tony Fleetwood) and published Feb. 22. Here's a look at the Marlow FFA officer team for 2023-24.

Emma Throckmorton - President

I began my journey when I was in second grade, going to shows to watch my best friend Hunter Miller. In 3rd grade, I got my own pigs and showed through 4-H until I was a freshman and was allowed to show with FFA.

In October 2021, I traveled to Tulsa, and won Reserve breed York barrow. In March of 2022, I showed a pig (that we raised) at the Oklahoma Youth Expo and won breed champion York gilt. I want to add that even though we have won numerous things that I didn’t list, my favorite thing is being able to show with my sister, who is my biggest supporter. It has taught me that hard work pays off, and that there is still good people in the world who care for the agriculture industry. I want to attend Oklahoma State University to become a veterinarian.

Emma is the daughter of Brad and Nicole Throckmorton.

Hunter Miller - Vice President

I first got involved in 4-H when I was 9 years old. I showed pigs and shot trap through 4-H until I was about 13 years old. I didn't really get all the way involved in FFA until Mr. Kennan became our ag teacher. Drew and I built a deer blind for the ag mechanics competition at the Oklahoma Youth Expo and we won the all-wood division. I have continued to do shooting sports in FFA. We won the regional four stand shoot competition and I tied for second at state.

Other than FFA I was involved in the National High School Rodeo Association, and shot trap and watched my friend Korben Baker ride saddle broncs. FFA has been the best part of my high school career so far. I have made tons of memories and made tons of friends. I do not plan to pursue an agriculture career after high school. I will be attending Murray State College on a Fishing and Shooting Sports Scholarship.

Hunter is the son of Jeremy and Brandi Miller

Maci Miller - Secretary

My biggest accomplishments are making it to state for Greenhand quiz, and earning the Star Greenhand and Star Chapter Farmer at our chapter banquet. I show pigs, and compete in the agronomy Career Development Event. I am active in cheerleading, National Honor Society, Chisholm Trail Church of Christ youth group, and I work at Baby Glam in Marlow. FFA has helped build my confidence and let me learn many everyday life skills that other kids don’t get to experience. I plan on attending Oklahoma Christian and OU to become a pharmacist.

My parents are Shawn and Dawn Miller, and I have a brother, Brody, who is a 6th grader at MMS.

Avery Throckmorton – Reporter

I first became involved when I was about 7 or 8 years old because my sister (Emma Throckmorton) wanted to start showing so naturally I helped out but didn’t really want to be there. I eventually realized that I was going to have to be at the barn and do all the same work as my sister but I wasn't allowed to show. I decided that I would start my showing career. Two of my biggest accomplishments have been going to state in Opening and Closing Ceremonies, and being 7th overall crossbred gilt at OYE.

I try to be as active in FFA as possible. I have attended several leadership conferences, state and National Convention. I am on the livestock judging team and plan to compete on the floriculture team this year. I am involved in the National Honor Society and am also a member of the Marlow Bootleggers.

I am not sure if I want to have a career in agriculture yet, but I will more than likely still be tied to agriculture regardless.

Avery is the daughter of Brad and Nicole Throckmorton.

Billie Lewis - Sentinel

I first became involved in FFA during my freshman year of high school. My two biggest accomplishments in FFA are placing top 3 in the opening and closing ceremonies contest and 3rd overall in the Ag mechanics Central Area CDE contest

I am heavily involved in FFA, I attend every chapter meeting, and compete on multiple teams such as Ag Mechanics and Animal Science Quizbowl. Outside of FFA I work at Marlow Veterinary Clinic. I plan to pursue a career in agriculture whether that be in welding or something else.

My parents are Michelle Lewis (alive) and Mikal Lewis (deceased).

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