Drummond High School sophomore Connor Mack followed in the footsteps of his older siblings when, in middle school, he decided to join FFA.
“I have officially been involved in FFA since my eighth-grade year. My older brother and sister where both in the FFA and I always got to be a part of their activities,” said Mack. “Growing up on a family farm, I have a strong foundation in agriculture. I operate my own small operation along with my family’s larger operation. Whether it is public speaking, agronomy, agricultural mechanics, or any of the other great opportunities in FFA, I actively participate.”
That influence from his family drove Mack to do what came naturally. Like most members of any FFA chapter, Mack has his preferred events and activities.
“Some of my favorite things to do in FFA are working on AG mechanic projects in the shop and taking our projects to competitions. Competing with a team is a great experience as well. From livestock judging to meat judging, working as a team is vital not only to my FFA program, but critical to my future success,” said Mack.
The sophomore also serves on several teams with the Drummond chapter and is involved in the sporting clay team. He is currently showing market steers and is involved in the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. As a member of the Drummond basketball team, Mack said he loves playing with his teammates, some of whom he has known all his life.
“What I enjoy most about being on the basketball team is being able to be out on the court with friends and being able go through different adventures. Many of our team members have played together since we were four years old. The memories we have created and will continue to create as a basketball team will continue to enrich my life,” said Mack.
Mack plans on attending college after high school and pursuing a degree in animal science.