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Introducing Kate Dillon of the Mustang FFA Chapter, Your 2022 Southwest Area Star in Agriscience

Tue, 05 Apr 2022 16:51:17 CDT

Introducing Kate Dillon of the Mustang FFA Chapter, Your 2022 Southwest Area Star in Agriscience During the month of April, the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network and Oklahoma Farm Report is spotlighting the 17 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 Agricultural Production.

This week, we spotlight the three area stars in Agriscience in 2022.

One Star Finalist featured in the coming days from each of the categories, will be named the State Star Award Winner during the 96th Oklahoma State FFA Convention coming up May 3 and 4th in Tulsa, Okla.

This week, our coverage of the 2022 Oklahoma FFA Star Award Finalists begins with Agriscience competitor Kate Dillon of the Mustang FFA chapter representing the Southwest Area.

Dillon's project involved three experiments related to animal science.

Her first experiment assessed the value of protein within a chicken feed and how it affected growth rates. With two different protein value feeds, Dillon the higher protein feed allowed the chickens to grow more.

The second experiment consisted of testing a photonic therapy treatment, similar to acupuncture, but with red light instead of needles. The goal of the experiment was to see if the therapy allowed animals to increase their mobility. Dillon tested this treatment on dogs and found it useful in aiding mobility.

Dillon's third experiment involved testing a formula advertised to reduce dehydration and shrinkage. She tested the formula on eight show lambs and found the formula helped them to maintain their weight and a low temperature.

Photonic therapy was her favorite experiment because it interesting to see what it can do for animals without having to use any injections, Dillon said.

Dillon said she is grateful for her ag teachers who helped guide her through each of her projects. An important part of her project, she said, was her boss at the Mustang veterinary hospital who taught her about holistic medicine and photonic therapy.

Dillon said she would welcome the chance to continue these studies in the future.

Entering FFA as a Freshman in high school Dillon said she has enjoyed the chance to partake in many different parts of FFA. She plans to major in Allied Health at Oklahoma State University in hopes to pursue a career as a physician assistant in the medical field.

Click here for all the information available about the 2022 State FFA Convention as found on the Oklahoma FFA website.

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Our stories from the 2022 Oklahoma FFA Convention will be located on our website within our Blue Green Gazette pages- and stories from this year and last can be seen by clicking here.

Click or Tap below to hear KC Sheperd's Complete interview with Kate Dillon.



KC Sheperd talks with Kate Dillon about the 2022 Oklahoma FFA Convention in Tulsa
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