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Introducing Aspen Fitzer of the Stigler FFA Chapter, Your 2021 Southeast Area Star in Agribusiness

Fri, 16 Apr 2021 08:31:36 CDT

Introducing Aspen Fitzer of the Stigler FFA Chapter, Your 2021 Southeast Area Star in Agribusiness 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 Agribusiness 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 Agribusiness competitor Aspen Fitzer of the Stigler FFA chapter representing the Southeast Area.

Fitzer's project focused on honeybees.

I am a fifth-generation beekeeper, Fitzer said.

Her business, in partner with a cousin, includes a full line of honey and bee wax products.

Fitzer's family, especially her grandfather, inspired her to pursue the project.

Without bees we would not have beautiful flowers and food, she said.

Bees are often misunderstood and if someone is having issues with bees, the Stigler FFA student will help them safely relocate the bees.

I have been stung only about three times since working on this, she said.

We want to expand this project to include more bee and honey products, she said.

We sell about 600 pounds of honey each year, mainly at farmers' markets, she said.

Looking back on her FFA career she is proud of her many achievements at county livestock shows and winning the top floral arrangement at the Tulsa State Fair.

FFA has taught me to get out of my comfort zone, she said.

Future plans call for Fitzer to attend Oklahoma State University.

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

Click or Tap below to hear KC Sheperd's Complete interview with Aspen Fitzer.


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