Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

Shane Robison of Ripley Offers a Glimpse into His Experience So Far as Oklahoma Dairy Ambassador

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 11:06:26 CDT

Shane Robison of Ripley Offers a Glimpse into His Experience So Far as Oklahoma Dairy Ambassador During the Oklahoma State Fair this week, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Associate Farm Director Carson Horn caught up with the sitting Oklahoma Dairy Ambassador Shane Robison, a sophomore in attendance at Oklahoma State University from Ripley, Okla. pursuing a double-major in Animal-Science and Agricultural Education. Robison talked about his experience so far serving as the Dairy Ambassador and how he hopes to use the role to advance the dairy industry agenda as well as his own future career in the industry as well. Listen to their complete conversation by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of the page.

Having taken up the role as Dairy Ambassador only a few months ago, Robison says his time serving has already been eye-opening. When he is not attending classes in Stillwater, Robison says he can be found travelling around the state and beyond to meet with stakeholders helping to identify needs and concerns within the industry while also bridging the gap between producer and consumer.

“It’s been great. I love networking with people and the whole human relations side of it,” he said. “I’ve gotten to know a bunch of the farmers in the state already.”

Robison himself did not grow up on a dairy farm, though he worked on one all through high school. That connection eventually led to an opportunity at OSU to work on the University’s dairy farm, part of a work-study program that he says will help prepare him for a future in the dairy industry. He reports that he recently finished helping with a project to refurbish the farm’s milking parlor and says they are now in the process of installing an automated system as well.

“It’s really neat, because most kids in Oklahoma that come from a dairy don’t have a whole lot of technology integrated. So, with them being able to come onto the campus farm and experience that, it prepares them to go out and work on a larger operation with that technology.”

Robison’s post-graduation hopes include perhaps a stint in the educational arena, but longer-term to eventually own and operate his own dairy business. For now, though, he says he is concentrating on representing the industry in his current role and says he is focused on “recruiting some new life-long milk drinkers.”



Listen to Robison's complete conversation with Horn, by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR, below.
right-click to download mp3


WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Decades of Service At AFR/OFU End for Terry Detrick- Who Looks Forward to the Next Opportunity Coming Around the Bend to Serve Oklahoma Agriculture  Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:34:00 CST
  • Scott Blubaugh Elected President of the AFR/OFU Farm Organization for a Three Year Term at the 2019 Annual Convention  Sun, 17 Feb 2019 20:08:21 CST
  • Green New Deal Would Destroy American Ranchers And Dictate America's Diet  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:29:26 CST
  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 pm Friday February 15, 2019  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 16:10:07 CST
  • Friday Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 15:14:09 CST
  • Perdue Approves of President Trump's Signing of Appropriations Bill, National Emergency Declaration   Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:24:54 CST
  • Friday Afternoon Market Wrap-Up with Carson Horn  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:17:35 CST
  • Growers Leave Their Mark on Capitol Hill at Conclusion of 2019 Wheat Industry Winter Conference  Fri, 15 Feb 2019 12:50:36 CST

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Herbs Herb Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit P&K Equipment Oklahoma City Farm Show Stillwater Milling KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2019 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.