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Introducing Kaden Brunker of the Perkins-Tryon FFA Chapter, Your 2022 Central Area Star in Agricultural Production

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 09:54:49 CDT

Introducing Kaden Brunker of the Perkins-Tryon FFA Chapter, Your 2022 Central Area Star in Agricultural Production 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 continues with Agricultural Production competitor Kaden Brunker of the Perkins-Tryon FFA chapter representing the Central Area.

Brunker's project involved sheep production, beef production, and small animal production focused on toy poodles.

"I have sixty ewes on feed this year, nine commercial cows, and I have eight female poodles," Brunker said.

Brunker said after he began showing sheep, he decided to start raising and selling toy poodles to supplement his income. This past year, Brunker said he began his commercial beef herd.

Brunker is grateful for the help of his ag teachers and his family during his project.

"The sheep definitely take the most attention and work, as I am trying to produce high-quality lambs, so that is the area that takes the most micromanaging to make sure I am producing a good product," Brunker said.

Brunker plans to attend Oklahoma State University and pursue an Agricultural Economics degree. Eventually, Brunker said he would like to go into banking, or a similar career path, as he enjoys working with finances.

"FFA has helped me in a lot of ways," Brunker said. "It has helped me with my people skills and communication, and it has taught me a lot of valuable life lessons."

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 Kaden Brunker about the 2022 Oklahoma FFA Convention in Tulsa
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