OHS student excels in FFA
Anne Reinke is a Senior at Olney High School and has been making a huge difference in FFA and 4-H. Reinke participates in FFA in Olneyand Archer County and has been showing cattle for three years now, as well as being a simmental champion at the state fair.
She discussed how her role in both Olney FFA and Archer County 4-H is to always be spreading the word about agriculture. “Because I am the Olney FFA President, it is important for me to set a good example for all of the Olney FFA members to follow, “Reinke said. She went on to discuss the livestock industry as a whole, talking about the future of the industry. “The livestock industry, like every other industry, is constantly evolving and looking to younger generations to carry on the industry. My herd and I represent that as well as the heart and soul of American agriculture, while my herd is small in number now, I will be expanding it and growing it as a small town American woman, “ Reinke added.
Reinke later discussed what becoming a state champion meant to her through all of the hard work. “When I first started showing, it was a goal to be a state champion. I’ve only been showing cattle for three years and when I got my first heifer two years ago, I knew I had to make this a priority, “ Reinke said. “When I got my second heifer( the Simmental who won), we knew she was a star from the moment we picked her up. It’s a feeling that I can’t really describe, somewhere between excitement and nirvana. It’s something that makes you hungry for more.”