Introducing Kyle Marcum of the Lindsay FFA Chapter, Your 2022 Central Area Star in Agricultural PlacementThu, 14 Apr 2022 12:30:33 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 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 concludes with Agricultural Placement competitor Kyle Marcum of the Lindsay FFA chapter representing the Central Area.
Marcum's project involved working for two different employers. He worked for Tod Martin with Martin Cattle Company and Rick Henry at Southfork Farms.
Marcum said at Martin Cattle Co., he helps when it is time to work cows and ship cattle. Southfork Farms, Marcum added, is his full-time job where he does plenty of hay farming.
Driving a tractor and being around cattle is what Marcum enjoys, he said.
Marcum is grateful for the help of his employers, his parents and his ag teachers during his project.
Through his years in FFA, Marcum has enjoyed showing pics and land judging.
"The younger generation thinks you have to show an animal to be in FFA, but you can do anything," Marcum said. "It gets you out of the classroom to do real life stuff."
Marcum plans to attend Murray State College on a rodeo scholarship and obtain a degree in farm and ranch technology.
"I plan to come back with hopes to start my own cow calf operation and bale a little of my own hay every now and again," Marcum 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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