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Introducing Dax DeLozier of the Adair FFA Chapter, Your 2022 Northwest Area Star in Agricultural Placement

Tue, 12 Apr 2022 12:23:26 CDT

Introducing Dax DeLozier of the Adair FFA Chapter, Your 2022 Northwest Area Star in Agricultural Placement 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 four area stars in Agricultural Placement 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 Agricultural Placement competitor Dax DeLozier of the Adair FFA chapter representing the Northwest Area.

DeLozier's project involved three different ag entities in Oklahoma.

"My first SAE was working for the DeLozier ranch along side my grandfather on his 300 head cow/calf operation," DeLozier said.

DeLozier's second SAE was working for Prior Veterinary Hospital in Prior, Okla. where he worked the large animal sector of the clinic each Saturday morning from 7:30a.m. to noon.

"My third SAE was working for B-5 Show Supplies and Enterprises out of Morris, Oklahoma where I am a sales associate there," DeLozier said. "I traveled to shows across the northeast area selling show supplies."

DeLozier said his favorite part of his SAE was working at Prior Veterinary Hospital.   

"I plan on pursuing a degree in veterinary medicine and hopefully getting a job and being a vet at Prior Veterinary Hospital." DeLozier said. "I have really enjoyed working alongside Dr. Gardener; He has taught me so much."

DeLozier said working with Dr. Gardener has shown him that a career in veterinary medicine is something he wants to pursue to give back to an industry that has shaped him.

Aside from Dr. Gardener, DeLozier said his grandfather at DeLozier Ranch has been a great role model to him as well.

The majority of his FFA career, DeLozier said has consisted of livestock judging, public speaking and horse judging.

"Athletes talk about before they go into a football game, getting pumped up- that's me before a livestock judging contest," DeLozier said.

DeLozier said after high school graduation, he plans to attend Blinn College in Brenham, TX on a livestock judging scholarship, then transfer to Oklahoma State University and major in veterinary medicine.

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.


KC Sheperd talks with Dax DeLozier about the 2022 Oklahoma FFA Convention in Tulsa
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