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Dr. Clint Rusk of OSU's Animal Science Department Says the Judge Selects the Best Animals- But the Young People Are the Real Show

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 21:53:55 CST

Dr. Clint Rusk of OSU's Animal Science Department Says the Judge Selects the Best Animals- But the Young People Are the Real Show

The Department Head of the Animal Science Department at Oklahoma State University, Dr. Clint Rusk, loves attending the Oklahoma Youth Expo and interacting with many of the thousands of young    4-H and FFA members who are showing livestock at what is called the "World's Largest Junior Livestock Show."

Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays talked with Dr. Rusk between classes at the breeding gilt show on the first day of the 2017 OYE- and Rusk acknowledged that while the judge was busy sorting which of the gilts were the best in each class- the young people were being showcased as they handled their animals.

Dr. Rusk says that the life skills gained from being responsible for the well being of a hog, a goat, a sheep or a beef heifer or steer are skills that make young men and women who are involved in these young organizations better equipped to do life.

Dr. Rusk also offered an update on the Animal Science Department at OSU, including a rundown on the efforts of the various judging teams fielded by Oklahoma State University.

To hear the conversation of Hays and Dr. Rusk- click on the LISTEN BAR below to hear their visit on the first Thursday afternoon of the 2017 Oklahoma Youth Expo.

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 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo.


Ron hays talks with Clint Rusk of OSU about the young people he mixes with at the OYE.
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