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Tyler Norvell Previews the 100th Anniversary Oklahoma Youth Expo Coming This March

Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:59:18 CST

Tyler Norvell Previews the 100th Anniversary Oklahoma Youth Expo Coming This March

Coming up starting March 11th will be the 100th Anniversary of what is known today as the Oklahoma Youth Expo. Some of the former names that the spring youth livestock show that has been held in Oklahoma City include the very first name of the show for years one and two- the Oklahoma Breeders Show and Sale. Later in the late 1910s and into the 1920s- the name utilized was the Southwestern Livestock Show. By the 1930s- it was being called the Oklahoma 4-H and FFA Livestock Show. In later years, it became known as the Oklahoma 4-H and FFA Junior Livestock Show- the World's Largest Junior Livestock Show.

In 2001- a new entity was formed and the Oklahoma Youth Expo was born. The third Executive Director of the OYE is Tyler Norvell- who talks with Ron Hays about the 100th Anniversary of the show and the enormous undertaking that the show has become. You can hear their conversation by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.

Norvell says that over 21,000 animals have been nominated to be eligible for the 2015 OYE- including more than 13,000 hogs. All four species have more animals nominated compared to 2013- setting the stage for a huge show for the 100th Anniversary.

Norvell tells Hays that close to two million dollars in show premiums, scholarships and Sale of Chmapion proceeds will be dispersed to hundreds of Oklahoma 4-H and FFA members over the ten days of the Expo. It is expected that a million dollars will be awarded to youth selling animals in the Sale of Champions on the final day of the 2015 event.

It takes dozens of sponsors, hundreds of volunteers and thousands of exhibitors to bring together the world's Largest Junior Livestock Show.

In addition to the audio conversation that you can hear by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below- Norvell will be the guest of Ron Hays during his In the Field TV segment that is seen Saturday mornings on KWTV, News9 at 6:40 AM.

To learn more about the 2015 100th Anniversary of the Oklahoma Youth Expo- click here for the their website.

In the March online calendar of our website- we have the day by day schedule of the OYE listed- click here to do and check that day by day lineup out.



Ron Hays talks with Tyler Norvell of the OYE about the 2015 event.
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