Future Farmer: He wants to be a cowboy

Seth Clark

Seth Clark’s future goal is to work on a large ranch.

“I’ve been around ag my whole life. I was born on a ranch, and it’s always interested me,” he said. “My goal is to work at a big ranch someday like the Riverbend Ranch in Idaho Falls.”

Seth, 15, is a sophomore at Clark County Junior-Senior High School in Dubois. He recently joined the new FFA chapter. He’s also taking as many ag classes as he can fit in his schedule in the school’s new ag department. The FFA chapter was begun last semester and the new ag curriculum which includes seven classes, was introduced this semester. His parents are Lorri Clark of Dubois and Ray Clark of Montana.

Seth has worked for ranchers herding cattle for awhile now, and enjoys everything about the cowboy way of life, he said.

“I’ve cowboyed all over, in Montana and around Dubois,” he said. “It’s what I know. I like being outside.”

He’s ridden horses belonging to a friend for a while and is looking forward to competing on one of them when he tries out for the West Jefferson High School Rodeo team next spring. He’s interested in the team roping event.

“I been working with a mare quite a lot and it will be interesting to see how she this spring,” he said.

While schoolwork and being inside aren’t his favorites, one subject in particular interests him.

“I really don’t like school, but if I had to pick my favorite subject, it would be math,” he said.

Seth went to his first National FFA convention Oct. 25 to 28 in Indianapolis.

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