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Introducing Carson Dean With the Latta Chapter, Your 2021 Southeast Area Star in Agriscience

Fri, 02 Apr 2021 08:50:33 CDT

Introducing Carson Dean With the Latta Chapter, Your 2021 Southeast Area Star in Agriscience During the month of April, the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network and Oklahoma Farm Report is spotlighting the twenty Area Stars of Oklahoma FFA that are among the highest achievers in the organization.

The stars come from the five areas in four categories- Star in Ag Placement, Star in Agriscience, Star in Agribusiness and Star in Production Agriculture.

One Star Finalist featured in the coming days from each of the categories, will be named the State Star Award Winner during the 95th Oklahoma State FFA Convention coming up April 27, and 28th in Oklahoma City.

This week, our coverage of the 2021 Oklahoma FFA Star Award Finalists continues with Agriscience competitor Carson Dean with the Latta FFA Chapter in the Southeast Area.

For her agriscience project Dean studied blood glucose in equine athletes.

It interests me because I have performance horses and I want them to perform to the best of their abilities, Dean said.

Foods with higher sugar contents have higher effect on breaking down the glucose, Dean said.

The higher the sugar content the harder it is to break down and the less energy the horse has and not able to perform up to its best, she said.

Dean credits her family and local veterinarian for helping with the science project.

Her favorite FFA moments include attending the national FFA convention.

There is nothing like it, a fun week and nothing tops it, Dean said.

She plans to attend Cowley County Community College (Arkansas City, Ks.) to play basketball and study nursing.

FFA has taught me to believe in myself, Dean said.

I have learned I can do pretty much anything I put my mind to, Dean said.

For more information on the 95th Oklahoma State FFA convention you can go to their website, http://www.okffa.org/

Click or Tap below to hear KC Sheperd's Complete interview with Carson Dean.


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