Foyil’s Walker Cribbs – FFA Spotlight Presented by Oklahoma AgCredit
By Rachelle Rogers
Walker Cribbs has grown up around horses and farms his entire life. He grew up near Orlando, Florida and he says the only difference between there and Foyil, Oklahoma, is the beaches. Walker's family moved to Foyil in 2015. While he took some Ag classes through the school, he didn't really get involved in FFA until the school brought in a new Ag teacher, Mr. Rod Harper. He inspired Walker.
“I love welding and really enjoy when our Ag teacher takes us to lunch. He's pretty cool and laid back,” says Walker.
Going into his senior year, Walker is now a reporter for his local chapter. There were several women on the team and Walker thought it was important for a guy to become a reporter just to give it a little different perspective.
Welding is something he really enjoys and so far in his three years he's welded a few trailers, a smoker, some benches and a few dining room tables. The program sells them at their annual labor auction. There's also a fun community welding competition in Chelsea every year that he participates in.
Walker has been playing football since he was in eighth grade and will be the starting running back for his team this upcoming season.
“I like getting to hit people without getting in trouble I reckon,” says Walker with a sheepish grin. “You've got to be tough to play football.”
Walker spends all of his spare time roping steer. He's a team roper and loves spending his evenings in the arena at his home training.
“I've been roping since I was knee high and been doing it ever since. I Grew up around horses and I just love the challenge,” states Walker.
He also works for a construction company with his father. He plans to keep working in construction for the next few years while he continues his education.