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

advertisements
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Agricultural News


Oklahoma Youth Top Agriculture Achievement Contest

Mon, 22 Mar 2021 09:44:21 CDT

Oklahoma Youth Top Agriculture Achievement Contest Ten agricultural youth from across Oklahoma have earned top placings in the 2021 American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Agricultural Achievement Contest. The contest was conducted in conjunction with the Oklahoma Youth Expo (OYE) in Oklahoma City March 12-17. This year, AFR/OFU presented $5,000 in prizes to contestants prior to the Oklahoma Youth Expo Grand Drive March 18.
The AFR/OFU Agricultural Achievement Contest recognizes outstanding youth in Oklahoma who display exceptional showmanship skills and possess extensive knowledge of the livestock industry, including production, management, processing and end product utilization.

“As an organization, we are proud to offer development and scholarship opportunities to the youth of Oklahoma,” said AFR/OFU President Scott Blubaugh. “Our annual Agricultural Achievement contest in particular is a great way for us to support the future of Oklahoma agriculture.”
Participation in the AFR/OFU Agricultural Achievement Contest is limited to Oklahoma junior and senior high school students who exhibit an animal at OYE. Contestants participate in showmanship rounds with their OYE animal and take a written test about the livestock industry. The top 10 finalists are interviewed on their individual livestock project and the industry as a whole to determine final placing.
The 2021 AFR/OFU Ag Achievement Top Ten are:
First Place: Braden Burns, Kingfisher FFA
Second Place: Cooper Thompson, Adair FFA
Third Place: Abby Bell, Bristow FFA
Fourth Place: Josie Doshier, Woodland FFA
Fifth Place: Liberty Carson, Yukon FFA
Sixth Place: Larahmy Blakely, Oologah FFA
Seventh Place: Macy Koch, Perry FFA
Eighth Place: Kye Heldermon, Marlow FFA
Ninth Place: Garrick Smith, Moore FFA
Tenth Place: Kenzie McAlister, Stillwater FFA

The AFR/OFU Ag Achievement Contest is just one of many AFR Youth Program traditions. The organization also hosts a youth leadership summit, statewide scholarships, speech contests, livestock judging and grading competitions, and many other development opportunities. For more information on this contest or other AFR Youth Program projects, contact AFR/OFU Youth Development Coordinator Tailor Fields at (405)218-5566 or tailor.fields@afrmic.com .

AFR/OFU Cooperative is a membership services organization established in 1905 as Oklahoma Farmers Union. AFR/OFU provides educational, legislative and cooperative programs across the state and serves as a watchdog for Oklahoma’s family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. The organization is actively supportive of the state’s agricultural industry and rural population with membership consisting of farmers actively involved in production agriculture and non-farmers adding their voice in support of AFR/OFU principles.
   

 

WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI

 


Top Agricultural News

  • Latest U.S. Drought Monitor Map Has Oklahoma Practically Free of Extreme Drought  Thu, 22 Apr 2021 14:53:27 CDT
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:56:39 CDT
  • In Case You Missed It: Here's What They're Saying About the Growing Climate Solutions Act  Thu, 22 Apr 2021 12:13:11 CDT
  • NACD Announces Climate Action Task Force  Thu, 22 Apr 2021 10:06:34 CDT
  • NAWG Launches Special Climate and Sustainability Committee on Earth Day  Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:58:52 CDT
  • On Earth Day, USDA Invests $487 Million in Rural Water, Energy, and Biofuel Infrastructure $3.8 Million Coming to Oklahoma  Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:56:50 CDT
  • Regenerative Agriculture, Carbon Sequestration in Soils and 30x30 Will All Depend on Advancing Conservation on Rented Land  Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:49:12 CDT
  • Chairwoman Stabenow Opening Statement at Growing Climate Solutions Business Meeting  Thu, 22 Apr 2021 09:02:04 CDT

  • More Headlines...

       

    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

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

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!

    Banc First OPSRC ORWA TPAOO TPAOO

    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com


       
       
    © 2008-2021 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.