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Vian and Oklahoma Union FFA Chapters High Placing Oklahoma Squads in National Land and Range Contest

Fri, 03 May 2019 05:27:19 CDT

Vian and Oklahoma Union FFA Chapters High Placing Oklahoma Squads in National Land and Range Contest Nearly 700 4-H and FFA students and over 200 coaches from over 34 states competed in the 68th National Land and Range Judging Contest, May 2, 2019. After two days of practice at sites in the Oklahoma City area, the contest was held near El Reno, Oklahoma at the Cheyenne Arapaho Tribal Headquarters. The Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts (OACD) was the primary host along with about 30 additional sponsors.

One of those groups helping sponsor the national event was the Oklahoma Conservation Commission- and Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays caught up with Trey Lam, Executive Director of the Conservation Commission, at lunchtime on Thursday at the competition. Listen to their conversation about the history of the event- and why this is important to the Oklahoma Conservation community- click or tap on the LISTEN BAR below.

National championship trophies were awarded at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum to team and individual winners in each category of competition: land judging, range judging and homesite evaluation. Each category included FFA and 4-H awards.

In Oklahoma results, Vian, Oklahoma FFA claimed the Reserve Champion Trophy and Medals in FFA Team Land Judging. The team includes Tee Trotter, Ben Spyres, Cash Wright, Kacie Gibbins and Coach Trent Trotter. Cash Wright of Vian FFA was 10th in the FFA Individual Land Judging. Trent Trotter of Vian was the National Champion in the Adult Land Judging.

Oklahoma Union FFA claimed the fifth place trophy and medals in FFA Team Range Judging. The team includes Braden Weber, Olivia Barron, Maddy McKinney, Ashtyn Thomas and Coach Kevin Stacy. Maddie McKinney of Oklahoma Union FFA was fourth and Olivia Barron of Oklahoma Union was 10th in the FFA Individual Range Judging. Roland, Oklahoma FFA placed 8th in the team rankings, Fox, Oklahoma FFA placed 9th and Broken Arrow placed 11th in the team rankings.

Karson Gilbert of Morris, Oklahoma FFA was 10th in the FFA Individual Homesite Evaluation. The Morris Chapter placed 8th nationally in the Homesite Evaluation category.

The complete results for 4-H, FFA and Adults in all three Divisions can be seen by clicking or tapping here.


Ron Hays talks with Trey Lam at the National Land and Range Judging Contest
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