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Governor Mary Fallin Visits the 2017 OYE- Calling It "One of the Most Impressive and Important Programs" in Oklahoma for Youth

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 20:49:17 CDT

Governor Mary Fallin Visits the 2017 OYE- Calling It The 2017 Legislative Showmanship was already a success before the Governor of Oklahoma walked down the ramp into the State Fair Arena- but an extra measure of excitment came in with Governor Mary Fallin as she mixed with the crowd, brought greetings and in general, gushed and bragged about the tremendous young people that surrounded her.

It was the first time that Governor Fallin had come to the Legislative event- she has been on the podium before at the Sale of Champions.

After her comments to the crowd- and in between visits that she had with a large number of 4-H and FFA members, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays talked with the Governor about the importance of leadership development events like the OYE- and she and Ron also discussed the state's response to the Wildfires burning in northwest Oklahoma.

Governor Fallin told Hays "this is one of the state's most impressive and important programs for our youth in the state of Oklahoma- the Oklahoma Youth Expo and livestock shows teach these children responsibility...and leadership skills."

Click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear the Governor's full remarks on the OYE as well as on the wildfires that have hit three northwest Oklahoma counties so hard.

Our Coverage of the 2017 Oklahoma Youth Expo is a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their commitment to the communities they serve which is the cornerstone of their business-click here for their website. We also salute the title sponsor of the 2017 OYE, McDonalds- click here for more information about how McDonalds sources USDA inspected beef from US ranchers- as well as the other responsibly grown food you enjoy under the Golden Arches.

Reports will be heard daily on great radio stations that cover Oklahoma and that are a part of the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network- on the internet- our reports of the 2017 OYE can be found on the Blue Green Gazette page- available here. We will be adding pictures daily to our official 2017 OYE Album of Photos on FLICKR, found here.

For more information about the Oklahoma Youth Expo, click here for the home page of the OYE website.

Click here for the complete schedule of all of the events at the 2017 Oklahoma Youth Expo.


Ron Hays talks OYE and WIldfires with Governor Mary Fallin
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