In Case You Missed It- Video and Audio Conversations with Oklahoma FFA President Drake Boyce About the FFA Hunger ChallengeSun, 28 Feb 2016 20:43:24 CST
In Case You Missed It- Saturday morning, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Director of Farm Programming Ron Hays had as a special guest for his In the Field segment the President of the Oklahoma FFA Association, Drake Boyce of the Cheyenne FFA Chapter. Ron and Drake talked about the conclusion of National FFA week and also about the Oklahoma FFA Hunger Challenge, where the 2015-16 State Officer Team has challenged every FFA Chapter in the state to be a part of donating animals or raising money to benefit the Backpacks for Kids program for the two regional food banks in the state of Oklahoma.
Click on the PLAY button in the video box below to see their on camera conversation that was a part of the morning news block on Saturday, February 26th on KWTV, News9 in Oklahoma City. You can also hear their off camera audio conversation by clicking on the LISTEN BAR at the bottom of this story.
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Boyce is serving his second year as a state officer, and is a student at Oklahoma Baptist University in Shawnee. He and his fellow officers are very busy at this time of year, as they juggle school with preparation for the 2016 State Convention of the Oklahoma FFA that happens this year April 25-27 at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City.
Hays and Boyce talked about the Drake's year as State President, FFA Week and a statewide challenge that the 2015-2016 State Officer Team has made to every chapter in the state of Oklahoma. The Hunger Challenge is a continuation of efforts from the last couple of years, which has seen Oklahoma FFA become the top state FFA in the country in serving their state in generating food donations.
At the 2015 Oklahoma FFA State Convention, it was announced that Oklahoma FFA members donated 351 animals between May 1, 2014, and April 1, 2015, to benefit the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.
Members of 176 FFA chapters donated the animals as part of the FFA Hunger Challenge presented by the state FFA officer team. The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma was able to make 517,020 protein sticks from the animals donated. Click here for our story from last spring found in the Blue Green Gazette on our website.
Drake Boyce says that the state officers believe that Oklahoma FFA can do more in 2016. Their goal is to have enough animals donated this spring to produce a million protein sticks for the Backpacks for Kids Programs for the Food Banks in Oklahoma- and to help raise funds to provide for the processing for those animals.
He adds that they will recognize those Chapters participating in the Hunger Challenge at the 2016 State Convention at the end of April.
You can hear Drake and Ron talk about these efforts by clicking on the LISTEN BAR below.
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