Meet Beecher Owens of Mannford FFA, 2017 Northeast District Star in Ag PlacementTue, 04 Apr 2017 06:03:05 CDT
During the month of April, the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network and Oklahoma Farm Report will be spotlighting the twenty District Stars of Oklahoma FFA that are among the highest achievers in the organization. The stars come from the five districts in four categories- Star in Ag Placement, Star in Agriscience, Star in Agribusiness and Star in Production Agriculture. We are beginning our series of profiles of the District Stars with the five district winners in Ag Placement. The top individuals in this category have been employed within the agricultural community- and are judged on the success of their work program. The member's placement experience can include paid labor hours or directed laboratory unpaid labor hours.
Our first district star in Ag Placement represents the Northeast District- Beecher Owens of Mannford FFA. Owens has been employed by Pleasant Valley Farms and has been involved in both an Agri Tourism program as well as Forest Management and Products. In the second part of his SAE- the Forest enterprise is raising and selling Christmas Trees, which dovetails with the Agri Tourism efforts of the farm.
His work experience program has helped him polish his people skills- and he told Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays that he has really enjoyed interacting with urban customers who come to their working farm for a real "farm experience."
After graduation from Mannford High School, Beecher plans to continue in the world of agriculture, planning to attend Oklahoma State University and major in Agribusiness or perhaps Ag Communications.
You can hear his conversation with Hays by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.
A complete list of the District Stars can be seen on the Oklahoma FFA website by clicking or tapping here.
Our salute of the 2017 District Stars of the Oklahoma FFA is brought to you by American Farmers & Ranchers, proud to support Oklahoma's youth. Visit the AFR website by clicking or tapping here to learn more on how AFR supports the young people of Oklahoma, and how AFR can provide you with quality insurance for you home, auto, farm, and life.
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