OFI 305: Were You “Raised In A Barn”? | FFA SAE Edition | Sierra Osborne | Sydney High School FFA




Way back in 2015 when I was at the Montana FFA Convention I interviewed several students right on the floor of the vendor show.  That was way back in episode #126.  One of those students was Sierra Osborne.

Today Sierra returns to the Off-Farm Income Podcast with a new venture in agriculture.  What is so great about her return, is that my assistant Ashley was unaware of Sierra’s previous appearance on this show.  However, Sierra continues to stand out, and Ashley promptly tracked her down for another interview.

Sierra is now a bronze proficiency award winner, and she is still raising her sheep.  However, her agricultural writing, which is great, has found her being pursued for blog publishing now as well.  So, Sierra is now a writer for the “Raised In A Barn Blog” and writes compelling agricultural content.

You will definitely want to subscribe to this blog and follow Sierra in this great, agricultural journey!

SUPERVISED AGRICULTURAL EXPERIENCE: Agricultural Communication, Sheep Production

HIGH SCHOOL: Sydney High School; Sydney, Montana

MASCOT: Eagles

FFA ADVISOR: Ted Fulgham


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Sierra’s FFA Advisors’ Email Addresses: tfulgham@sidney.k12.mt.us

Sydney High School’s Telephone Number: 406-433-2330


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  • Only 2% of Americans grow and raise most of the food and livestock consumed by the other 98% as well as the rest of the world.  FFA is providing the needed education, training and resources to Americans that will carry that torch forward and insure that America continues to have inexpensive, quality food.
  • Rural Communities will rely on entrepreneurship in the future for population growth and job creation.  The FFA is a major catalyst to that entrepreneurial growth.
  • Farmers, ranchers and those working in agriculture give the rest of America incredible amounts of freedom because the search for food is as simple as going to the grocery store:

“Because American farmers are able to provide for so many of us, they give more and more of us the freedom to pursue goals and livelihoods beyond growing the food we need to survive.”

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