OK Ag Credit 250

By Ember McElrath

Dickson High School junior, Piper Dudley, is a shining star in the FFA world. Piper began her love for agriculture when she was seven years old in 4-H. From there she went on to show goats, pigs, and eventually cattle. While in FFA, Piper has had the opportunity to show livestock, judge livestock, public speaking, as well as serve her chapter as a treasurer, reporter, and now secretary.

“My favorite things about FFA are cattle exhibiting, horticulture life, and experiencing and learning about the agricultural world with my friends,” said Piper.

Not only is Piper an active member of her FFA chapter, but she is involved at her high school as well. Piper continues to show her leadership skills in her school’s Student Council and 4-H clubs.

Outside of school she is a member of the American Angus Association, American Chianina Association, American Hereford Association, American Quarter Horse Association, and last year she was chosen to be part of the Carter County Junior Livestock Show Ambassador Team.

“This year I am looking forward to getting back to some sort of normalcy and past the pandemic that we all have been affected by and for everyone’s hard work not to go unnoticed,” said Piper.

In the little amount of free time that Piper does carve out for herself, she enjoys spending time with her friends, catching the occasional movie, attending all the local sporting events, and spending time with her very supportive grandparents and family.

After high school, Piper plans to attend Murray State College as well as Oklahoma State University in hopes of pursuing her love for animals by becoming a VetTech.

One day Piper would like to produce commercial and show cattle prospects for the up-and-coming FFA youth.