Introducing Payton Irick of the Seminole FFA Chapter, Your 2022 Southeast Area Star in Agricultural ProductionFri, 22 Apr 2022 10:22:42 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 five area stars in Agricultural Production 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 Agricultural Production competitor, Payton Irick, of the Seminole FFA chapter representing the Southeast Area.
Irick's project involved her goat operation, Irick Show Goats.
"I do artificial insemination on my own goats, and I do embryo transfer on my own goats and sell them as show goats," Irick said." I have raised a lot of goats on my own that I have shown. Some of my best producers and best winners were ones that I raised."
Irick is grateful for the help of her parents during her project.
"My mom was the one that really got my dad on board," Irick said. "Because my dad is a very big cattle farmer and I thought he might have a heart attack when I said I want to show goats, but he agreed, and now I have a very large farm."
Irick plans to continue her operation for the rest of her life. She wants to help other young showmen who love showing goats and the goat industry as much as she does.
Irick has been very involved in FFA, including making the national FFA band twice, being an officer in her school, competing in speech contests, milk quality, and livestock judging.
Of the different things she has been involved in, Irick said her favorite is playing the trombone in the National FFA Band.
"I plan to come to OSU and double in animal science and agricultural communications and continue raising livestock because that is what I love to do," Irick 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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