DELPHOS —- Cody Wright, 17, a senior at Delphos St. John’s hopes to follow in his father’s footsteps, however muddy they may be, and pursue a career in agriculture.
“Dad, grandpa, uncle, everyone, and my brother’s into it too,” said Wright.
He’s keeping his options open as he prepares for college.
“I would like to start a farm. Like a cattle barn or something but I would want to do the show aspects. If I can’t do that I would like to either manage or run my own ag business, feed store or a grain elevator or something,” Wright said.
Wright’s interest in farming goes back to when he was just a child.
“I’ve always been interested in the business. I got accepted into Ohio State’s Ag Business program, which is one of the top in the country and I’m very excited to get down there and do that,” he said.
He’s been involved in 4-H since he was nine years old. He’s also been involved in FFA and has been since he was a freshman. Wright raised steers while in 4-H and is the president of his 4-H club, Amanda Ag.
“Having that animal gives you a sense of responsibility. You have to feed that animal, you have to care for that animal, make sure it’s clean and it has everything it needs. It’s kind of like having a kid, in an aspect. I would recommend kids joining FFA and 4-H. It’s one of the great programs that introduces you to that and gives you a sense of responsibility that not many kids get a chance to do,” he said.
Wright’s athletic career at Delphos St. John’s was cut short by injury.
“I wrestled, but then I was injured so now I’m helping out with the junior high and coaching them,” he said.
Wright holds down a 3.78 GPA, helps tutor other students through his involvement with the National Honor Society and has found his education at Delphos St. Johns a good one.
“You’re really close with your friends. I’ve grown up with these kids since kindergarten now and you know everybody. You’re friends with them and classes are tight knit. The teachers, it seems, like if you don’t understand something. Every one of them will wait and get it right with you and make sure you understand it,” he said.
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