ITC Great Plains Steadfast in Its Support of Oklahoma's Youth in Agriculture with OYE SponsorshipWed, 22 Mar 2017 09:06:16 CDT
Ken Goodnight, regional manager of local government and community affairs for ITC Great Plains, represented the nation's largest independent transmission-only utility company at the Oklahoma Youth Expo this week, during the presentation of scholarships prior to the grand drive.
As a major sponsor of youth programs such as 4H and FFA in Oklahoma and in the six other states in which they operate, Goodnight told Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays, ITC knows and understands the importance of being involved and supporting youth in agriculture. Click or tap the LISTEN BAR below to hear Hays and Goodnight speak during the grand drive at OYE last night.
"We as a company rely on engineers - those type of kids coming up and receiving higher education, we're wanting to promote them into the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities and encourage them to continue on with their education," Goodnight said. "It's good for us to be here and share that."
ITC supports other youth organizations currently but Goodnight says FFA and 4H in particular, gives those children involved a great opportunity to develop their social and leadership skills, and agrees that OYE is the perfect place to showcase their talents.
"There's a reward for all of this," he said. "These kids have worked all year long on these projects. This is an opportunity for an end of the year culmination, for them to be recognized for all their hard work."
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 have been 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.
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