FFA is the student organization attached to the Agricultural Education classes. You must be enrolled in an Agricultural Education class and pay dues to be an FFA member. The FFA is a very active organization year-round. Activities start in July with Alumni Camp and Big 3 livestock judging contest and end in May with State FFA Convention and our yearly awards banquet. Members may compete in livestock shows, sporting clays, judging contests, speech contests, and numerous other activities to promote a successful young adult. The Poteau FFA conducts fundraisers throughout the year that help fund activities. There are activities and trips almost every weekend from August to May. A student may be as active or travel as much as they are willing to work. 

Many members purchase or raise livestock to show within the year. Few students attend the fall fairs such as AROK State Fair and Tulsa State Fair, the majority show in the spring. Animals are purchased from July to December. The major shows are in February and March. If any member is wanting to show livestock, please see either of the advisors with any questions. 
President - Traegan Ballard
Vice President - Abby Snapp
Secretary - Katlyn Cherry
Treasurer - Nate Doshier
Reporter - Travis Barton 
Sentinel - Zac Vaughn
Advisor - Tanner Jarrett
Advisor - Crystal Shipman

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I believe in the future of agriculture, with a faith born not of words but of deeds - achievements won by the present and past generations of agriculturists; in the promise of better days through better ways, even as the better things we now enjoy have come to us from the struggles of former years.

I believe that to live and work on a good farm, or to be engaged in other agricultural pursuits, is pleasant as well as challenging; for I know the joys and discomforts of agricultural life and hold an inborn fondness for those associations which, even in hours of discouragement, I cannot deny.

I believe in leadership from ourselves and respect from others. I believe in my own ability to work efficiently and think clearly, with such knowledge and skill as I can secure, and in the ability of progressive agriculturists to serve our own and the public interest in producing and marketing the product of our toil.

I believe in less dependence on begging and more power in bargaining; in the life abundant and enough honest wealth to help make it so--for others as well as myself; in less need for charity and more of it when needed; in being happy myself and playing square with those whose happiness depends upon me.

I believe that American agriculture can and will hold true to the best traditions of our national life and that I can exert an influence in my home and community which will stand solid for my part in that inspiring task.

The creed was written by E. M. Tiffany, and adopted at the 3rd National Convention of the FFA. It was revised at the 38th Convention and the 63rd Convention.

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