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In It's Third Year- OYE's Ag Mechanics Contest Continues Strong Growth

Wed, 09 Mar 2022 17:08:21 CST

In It's Third Year- OYE's Ag Mechanics Contest Continues Strong Growth The Ag Mechanics Show at the 2022 Oklahoma Youth Expo is its third year of the show being held- and the Superintendent for all three years, Jerry Renshaw, is happy that the show continues to grow in both numbers and quality of projects competing for honors in six categories.

Oklahoma Farm Report's Ron Hays spent a few minutes with Jerry as teams of judges crosscrossed the Oklahoma Building talking with the owners of the 122 projects that came to Oklahoma City to be a part of the 2022 OYE.

Renshaw says "I'm just so excited...we've got 122 projects here representative of everything from the small decorative all the way up to giant functional double deck hay trailers with an optional skid unit on there to cattle feeders to working cattle chutes- the array is amazing."

The show has been in the same building all three years at the OKC Fairgrounds- and in 2020- about half of the square footage was used- in 2021 that grew to about two thirds of the building being full- and here in 2022- the building is, for all practical purposes, a full house.

Renshaw believes that the show may need a move to another building on the grounds as early as 2023 saying "we are at 122 (projects) this year- next year- I think we will break the 200 mark and it could grow twenty percent yearly for the next several years after that."

Renshaw also is grateful for the strong sponsor support from the farm and ranch community.

Listen to Ron and Jerry talk about the growth and the sponsor support of the Ag Mechanics contest at the OYE by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.

Click here for the complete schedule of the 2022 OYE. The complete OYE website is available here.

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You can see all of our pictures from the 2022 OYE in our 2022 OYE Flickr album- available here.

Our stories from the Oklahoma Youth Expo 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.


Ron Hays Talks with Jerry Renshaw about the OYE Ag Mechanics Contest
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