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Introducing Freddy Ronquillo Alvarez of The Moore FFA Chapter, Your 2021 Central Area Star in Ag Placement

Tue, 06 Apr 2021 08:47:16 CDT

Introducing Freddy Ronquillo Alvarez of The Moore FFA Chapter, Your 2021 Central  Area Star in Ag Placement 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.

This week, we spotlight the five area stars in Ag Placement for 2021.

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 Ag Placement competitor Freddy Ronquillo Alvarez, representing the Central Area from the Moore FFA chapter.

Alvarez's project is working with a local lawn care business.

I've grown within the company and I have been able to grow as an individual, building a strong work ethic, he said.

I've been working with my father since I was six years old and I have seen him grow, Alvarez said.

Alvarez credits his FFA advisor Michael Gustafson for being a role model and pushing him for excellence.

He is someone who has pushed me for excellence and has always believed in me, Alvarez said.

I believe God puts people in our lives for a reason and he really changed my life, Alvarez said.

Something I really learned from this is to keep on going, the sky is the limit, he said.

Alvarez also shows pigs and raises feeder pigs.

He notes FFA has had a tremendous influence on his life.

My ancestors left Guatemala for a better life and my grandparents said they worked in the fields from sunup to sundown, Alvarez said.

Here I am going on a full tuition scholarship pursuing agriculture as a career, he said.

My favorite part about this past year was helping and watching the young kids show livestock, he said.

Future plans call for the Moore FFA student to attend Eastern Oklahoma State College in landscape design and finish at OSU with a degree in ranch management or agribusiness.

Alvarez says his family is proud of him and he appreciates all the people who have supported him along the way.

For more information on the 95th Oklahoma State FFA convention click here.

Click or Tap below to hear KC Sheperd's Complete interview with Freddy Ronquillo Alvarez.


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