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Raegan Klaassen of Hydro-Eakly FFA Named Overall Grand Champion at Oklahoma 4-H FFA Junior Wheat Show

Thu, 24 Oct 2019 07:58:58 CDT

Raegan Klaassen of Hydro-Eakly FFA Named Overall Grand Champion at Oklahoma 4-H FFA Junior Wheat Show


Raegan Klaassen, daughter of Chris and Ginger Klaassen, was awarded the overall grand champion award showing her Doublestop CL Plus variety in the 2019 Oklahoma 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show. Klaassen placed 2rd in production and milling and 5th in baking, earning her the title of 1st place as the FFA champion, and overall grand champion of the 4-H and FFA Junior Wheat Show. Klaassen is from the Hydro-Eakly FFA chapter.

Grant Robison, son of Garen and Alicia, placed 1st overall in the 4-H division while showing his Bentley variety at the 2019 Oklahoma 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show. Robison placed 6th in production and milling and 1st in the bake contest earning him the title of 1st place and 4-H champion overall. Robison is a member of the Okeene 4-H club in Blaine County. Klaassen and Robison accepted their awards at a recognition banquet held at the Oklahoma State University Alumni Center last night.

Klaassen, a member of the Hydro-Eakly FFA in Caddo County, received $3,000 in scholarship money for her accomplishments with her Doublestop CL Plus variety. Oklahoma Genetics Incorporated (OGI) presented a $1000 premium on top of those awards to Klaassen for winning 1st place and then Grand Champion overall in the FFA competition with the Doublestop CL Plus variety since it was an OGI Inc., release. Klaassen also received a $500 premium for being FFA champion and grand champion from WestBred®. Klaassen received a $350 premium from the Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation, along with a $35.00 premium for production, milling, bake contest and trophy.

Robison, a member of the Okeene 4-H club in Blaine County received $3000 in scholarship money for his accomplishments with his Bentley variety. Robison also won a $500 premium from Oklahoma Genetics, Inc., $250 scholarship from Westbred®, $100 premium from Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation along with a $40.00 premium for production, milling, bake contest and trophy. Robison also placed 14th with his Gallagher wheat variety.
In all, $16,000 in scholarship money was given away at the banquet. 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, Westbred®, Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma Department of Career Technology and Education.

The Oklahoma Wheat Commission works to promote greater utilization of wheat in both domestic and international markets through research, market development, and public education. Five wheat producers representing designated districts across the state serve as the Oklahoma Wheat Commission’s board of directors. Current officers are Don Schieber, Chairman, Ponca City; Kenneth Failes, Vice-Chairman, Cherokee; Tom Stephens, Secretary-Treasurer, Guymon; Michael Peters, member, Okarche and David Gammill, member, Chattanooga.   


FFA Junior Wheat Show winners were:

2nd place - Ryder Klaassen - Hydro-Eakly FFA - Doublestop CL PLus
3rd place - Riley Carson Estes - Covington-Douglas - Doublestop CL Plus
4th place - Dylan Propps - Hydro-Eakly - Doublestop CL Plus
5th place - Whitney Glazier - Lomega FFA - Baker’s Ann
6th place - Rylee Glazier - Lomega FFA - Smith’s Gold
7th place - Wyatt Merry - Texhoma FFA - Smith’s Gold
8th place - Brand McKay - Hydro-Eakly FFA - Gallagher
9th place - Joaquin Espinoza - Okeene FFA - Smith’s Gold
10th place - Parker Payne - Thomas-Fay-Custer FFA - Smith’s Gold
11th place - Jason Osborn - Tuttle FFA - Smith’s Gold
12th place - Joaquin Espinoza - Okeene FFA - Bentley
13th place - Whitney Glazier - Lomega FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
14th place - Brynn Roberts - Okeene FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
15th place - Riley Carson Estes - Covington-Douglas FFA - WB 4269
16th place - Rylee Glazier - Lomega FFA - Green Hammer
17th place - Parker Payne - Thomas-Fay-Custer FFA - Spirit Rider
18th place - Caitlyn Wray - Okeene FFA - Smith’s Gold
19th place - Caitlyn Wray - Okeene FFA - Doublestop CL Plus
20th place - Bryson Mindemann - Boone-Apache FFA - Smith’s Gold
21st place - Jason Osborn - Tuttle FFA - Bentley
22nd place - Kaydon Bornemann - Union City FFA - Gallagher
23rd place - Kevin Bornemann - Union City FFA - Gallagher

4-H Junior Wheat Show winners were:
2nd place - Braxton Murray - Lomega 4-H club - WB 4515
3rd place - Brayson Roberts - Okeene 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus
4th place - Avery Fisher - Okeene 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus
5th place - Tyler Sawyer - Okeene 4-H club - Smith’s Gold
6th place - Breckon Murray - Lomega 4-H club - WB 4515
7th place - Kinzlie Walls - Kremlin-Hillsdale 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus
8th place - Griffin Payne - Custer County 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus
9th place - Bryer Roberts - Okeene 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus
10th place - Avery Fisher - Okeene 4-H club - Smith’s Gold
11th place - Preston Payne - Custer County 4-H club - Smith’s Gold
12th place - Tyler Sawyer - Okeene 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus
13th place - Destry Swaim - Okeene 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus
14th place - Grant Robison - Okeene 4-H club - Gallagher
15th place - Morgan Meyer - OK Bible Academy 4-H - Smith’s Gold
16th place - Jayce Schultz - Okeene 4-H club - Gallagher
17th place - Carson Payne - Custer County 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus
18th place - Jayce Schultz - Okeene 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus
19th place - Lex Kehnemund - Major County 4-H club - Deliver
20th place - Amilee Kehnemund - Major County 4-H club - Deliver
21st place - Keyle Kehnemund - Major County 4-H club - Deliver
22nd place - Caton Cope - Watonga 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus
23rd place - Keyle Kehnemund - Major County 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus
24th place - Camden Cope - Watonga 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus
25th place - Lex Kehnemund - Major County 4-H club - Doublestop CL Plus



Photo caption: Ryder Klaassen, brother; Ginger Klaassen, parent; Blayne Arthur, Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture; Chris Klaassen, Hydro-Eakly FFA Instructor and parent; Dr. Thomas Coon, Vice President, Dean and Director of DASNR; Keith Kisling, Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation; Kenneth Failes, Vice-Chairman, Oklahoma Wheat Commission and Cade Jenlink, NW Area FFA Vice President present Raegan Klaassen her FFA Champion and Grand Champion awards for winning the 2019 State     4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show overall. Photo Credit: Todd Johnson, Oklahoma State University.


Source- Oklahoma Wheat Commission



   





 

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