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Mikka Harman of Mulhall-Orlando Wins National Proficiency Award in Small Animal Production and Care- Entrepreneurship/Placement

Fri, 23 Oct 2009 18:22:22 CDT

Mikka Harman of Mulhall-Orlando Wins National Proficiency Award in Small Animal Production and Care- Entrepreneurship/Placement Mikka Harman of the Mulhall-Orlando FFA Chapter, won the National Proficiency Award in Small Animal Production and Care - Entrepreneurship/Placement at the 2009 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis. Mikka is one of 11 Oklahoma FFA members who won the National title in their project area, the most of any state in the US.

Raised on a cattle farm, Mikka Harman wanted to try something a little different for her SAE so she decided to raise and sell the popular, small-breed dog Shih Tzuhs. This Mulhall-Orlando FFA member started her enterprise with two registered females and a registered male and has currently bred and marketed 34 Shih Tzuh puppies in four different states. A resident of Oklahoma, she raises the puppies from birth and sells them between the ages of 7 and 10 weeks. To save on costs and eliminate trips to the vet, she learned some veterinary skills associated with raising puppies, such as deworming, dew claw removal and giving vaccinations. She is supported by her parents, Chris and Randus Harman, and her FFA advisor, Allen Miller. Congratulations Mikka Harman.


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

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 Mikka Harman about her National Proficiency Award
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