Introducing Baylee Brown of the Mulhall-Orlando FFA Chapter, Your 2022 Northwest Area Star In AgriscienceWed, 06 Apr 2022 10:04:25 CDT
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 continues with Agriscience competitor Baylee Brown of the Mulhall-Orlando FFA chapter representing the Northwest Area.
Brown’s project involved three experiments related to aquaculture and fish studies.
“When I was determining which sort of agriscience project I wanted to do, I decided I wanted to choose something that could have a global impact,” Brown said. “In my research I found that aquaculture is the fastest growing segment in agriculture today.”
In her project, Brown said she used a three-tank system to test three different filtration systems in an aquatic fish environment. One tank used a mechanical filter, the next a biological filter with plants, and the third tank did not have a filter and served as a control variable.
By testing six different variables, Brown said she found the biological filter with plants yielded the best results for an aquatic fish environment.
“This is a project that can continue on whether it is trying new plants as a biological filter or trying new mechanical filters,” Brown said. “There is a lot of room to grow on this project to try new things and see what more I can learn about aquaculture.”
Brown said she is grateful for the mentorship of her ag teacher, her school biology teacher, and FFA chapter.
Brown has committed to attend Eastern Oklahoma State College in the fall with a livestock judging scholarship.
“It is really amazing that a hobby I began in FFA is now going to take me on a collegiate level to experience success there,” Brown said.
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.
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