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Dalton Brewer of Okeene Wins National Proficiency Award in Grain Production- Placement

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 18:39:29 CDT

Dalton Brewer of Okeene Wins National Proficiency Award in Grain Production- Placement Dalton Brewer of the Okeene FFA Chapter, won the National Proficiency Award in Grain Production- Placement at the 2009 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Dalton is one of 11 Oklahoma FFA members who won the National title in their project area, the most of any state in the US.

Dalton Brewer began riding with his dad on the family farm's tractor and combine when he was just a baby. Farming has been a family tradition for the Brewer's since 1900, and it's a tradition that the Okeene FFA member intends to continue. Currently, he helps his father and grandfather with work on their 600-acre wheat operation just southwest of Watonga, Oklahoma. Through his placement, he has learned to operate all major types of grain production equipment, and how to scout for insects and disease in determine when chemical application is needed. In the future he hopes to become an agriculture teacher while continuing his family's farming legacy. His dreams are supported by his parents, Kevin and Sharon Brewer and by his FFA advisor, Clayton Fisher.

Click on the Listen Bar below to hear our conversation with Dalton right after this award was presented to him.

Our 2009 coverage of the National FFA Convention is brought to you by the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association and the Oklahoma FFA Association. Click here for the official website of the Oklahoma FFA Association.


Ron Hays Talks with Dalton Brewer about his National Proficiency Award
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