NFL quarterback draft pick has strong farming, FFA background
This week all eyes will be watching to see what NFL team snags the #2 quarterback draft pick Josh Allen. While the 6 foot 5 Wyoming quarterback is known for his cannon of an arm, many might not realize Allen has strong farming roots in California.
Raised on a cotton, wheat, and cantaloupe farm 15 minutes outside of Firebaugh, California, Allen had a hand in just about all the farm chores growing up, especially irrigation. In FFA, he received the San Joaquin Regional Proficiency and National Proficiency Silver honors in Grain Production Entrepreneurship with a project that illustrated the entirety of the grain harvest process. Allen also received regional and national honors in Diversified Crop Production and took home numerous “Star Farmer” honors.
Last year, ag had their eye on Wisconsin Badger Vince Biegel during the NFL draft. Now a Green Bay Packers linebacker, Biegel’s second passion is cranberry farming.