It's rare when a college student wants to give back to his peers, but for one Oklahoma State University student it was about all he could think about.
Riley Pagett, a Woodward, Okla., native, just finished serving as the 2010-2011 National FFA president. He is a 2008 graduate of Woodward High School, now attending OSU majoring in agricultural communications with a minor in religious studies.
Although he lived in town growing up, his family did have a small cow-calf operation in northwest Oklahoma. That was where his love for agriculture was cultivated. Pagett described his early farm experience as a clubhouse.
"You know when you are a kid and kind of feel like you're conquering the world—that's what it was for me," Pagett said. "As I grew older it became more of a responsibility and a family activity where I could be with my dad and my mom and my sisters and do something for the greater good."