4-H Member Avery Fisher of Okeene Named Grand Champion at 2017 Oklahoma Junior Wheat ShowFri, 03 Nov 2017 11:53:29 CDT
Avery Fisher, daughter of Clayton and Tara Fisher, was recently awarded the overall grand champion award showing her Bentley variety in the 2017 Oklahoma 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show. Fisher placed 1st in production and milling and 6th in baking, earning her the title of 1st place as the 4-H champion, and overall grand champion of the 4-H and FFA Junior Wheat Show. Fisher is from the Okeene 4-H Club in Blaine County. Fisher also placed 3rd placed with her Gallagher variety.
Dylan Chaney, son of Scott and Jennifer Chaney and Harold and Barbara Chandler, recently placed 1st overall in the FFA division while showing his Doublestop CL Plus variety in the 2017 Oklahoma 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show. Chaney placed 1st in production and milling and 4th in baking, earning him the title of 1st place and the FFA champion. Chaney is from the Medford FFA chapter.
Fisher, a member of the Okeene 4-H in Blaine County received $2,000 in scholarship money for her accomplishments with her Bentley variety. Oklahoma Genetics Incorporated (OGI) presented a $750 premium on top of those awards to Fisher for winning 1st place and then Grand Champion overall in the 4-H competition with the Bentley variety since it was an OGI Inc., release. Fisher also received a $500 premium for being 4-H champion and grand champion from WestBredŽ. Fisher received a $350 premium from the Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation, along with a $40.00 premium for production, milling, bake contest and trophy. For 3rd place, Fisher will receive an additional $1000 in scholarship monies, $300 from Oklahoma Genetics Inc. and $50 in premiums for production, milling and baking contest.
Chaney, a member of the Medford FFA in Grant County, has maxed out his scholarship money in previous years but won a $500 premium from Oklahoma Genetics for his Doublestop CL Plus variety since it was an OGI release. Chaney won $250 for being FFA Champion from WestBredŽ, $100 premium from Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation, along with a $40 premium for production, milling, bake contest and trophy. Dylan also won 10th place with his WB Grainfield variety and an additional $17.50 in milling and baking premiums. Scholarships are funded by Check off dollars and awarded to the top five 4-H and top five FFA entries. The contest is sponsored by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation, Oklahoma Genetics Incorporated, WestbredŽ, Oklahoma State University and Oklahoma Department of Career Technology and Education.
Source - Oklahoma Wheat Commission
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