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Ridge Hughbanks - FFA

It's back-to-back national offices for Oklahoma FFA.

THEN: A freshman at Alva High School, growing up on a farm. It was a natural progression for Ridge Hughbanks to join FFA, but just how far he would go in the CareerTech student organization probably surprised even him. Ridge got involved in FFA at the national level, becoming the second Oklahoman in as many years to be elected National FFA Central Region vice president. Ridge said FFA helped him see how his passions aligned with his future goals. He said FFA gave him

  • More confidence and ability while speaking in public.
  • Organizational skills needed to keep all of his responsibilities in order and to complete them.
  • Social skills for working with or within a group.

As a national officer, Ridge has an opportunity to share his passion for the agriculture industry with students across the country.

NOW: A student at Oklahoma State University, majoring in agribusiness/pre-law. He plans to become a litigating attorney and said he wants to continue playing a role on the family farm.

“Everything we do in FFA focuses on developing students who will progress agricultural education and the agricultural industry every year,” Ridge said. “I will strive to ensure students from all backgrounds can take pride in and be excited about their future and the future of agriculture.”

Ridge followed Oklahoman Piper Merritt as Central Region VP. 


Listen to Oklahoma Farm Report interview

“Being able to communicate and effectively work alongside individuals, regardless of whether they are high school students or CEOs of major companies, is a skill I know will carry over into every aspect and interaction of my future career.”

Ridge Hughbanks
National FFA Central Region vice president

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