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Rashele Blakley of Oologah FFA Wins National Nursery Operations Proficiency Award at National FFA Convention

Fri, 24 Oct 2008 22:20:54 CDT

Rashele Blakley of Oologah FFA Wins National Nursery Operations Proficiency Award at National FFA Convention Rashele Blakley of Oologah FFA has won the Nursery Operations- Placement Proficiency Award at the 81st Annual National Convention of the FFA in Indianapolis. She is one of six Oklahoma FFA members that are bringing home a National Proficiency victory from the 2008 event.

Rashele Blakley owns her own greenhouse that she purchased from her parents as a teenager. The Oologah FFA member grows a wide variety of herbs and aloe vera, as well as some old fashion vines and flowers that are difficult to find. In addition, she raises perennials and heirloom tomatoes. Blakley sells her herbs and flowers at farmerís markets in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She understands that building strong relationships with her customers is very important and believes that these relationships have resulted in a dramatic increase in her clientele. She plans to attend Oklahoma State University where she will study agricultural business and agricultural communications.

Farm Director Ron Hays talked with Rashele right after the announcement was made- click on the listen bar below to hear their conversation.


Ron Hays talks with Rashele Blakley of Oologah FFA
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