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30•Fargo-Gage FFA Compete at OPSU Interscholastics 34•Strengthen Agriculture by Telling the FFA Story! 36•Guthrie FFA Officer Team Hosts Annual Leadership Conference

Denver Patzack, Wilburton FFA, serves as his chapter's reporter plus many other activities. Thanks to all our readers who sent in photos for the front cover. HUNDREDS! We've shared many of them throughout this issue. THANKS!

38•M-O FFA Members Talk SAEs on Podcast 44•Oologah 4-H'ers Busy During Holidays 45•Latta FFA Holds Annual Dude. Be Nice Event

COLLEGIATE NEWS

28•NOC has Successful Fall Shows 28•NEO Ag Ambassadors Donate 34 Blankets to Peggy's Closet 42•K-State Meat Judgers Set Record Year

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8•OSU, NOC and Tuttle FFA Bring Home National Championships in Livestock Judging 16•Livestock Luvin! 26•More Front Cover Finalists 40•Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen Support Oklahoma Ronald McDonald Houses RESULTS 12•Congratulations 4-H and FFA Wheat Producers! 22•Latimer County 4-H'er Wins in Louisville 32•77th Annual AFR State Speech Contest Challenges Oklahoma Youth 35•Cowboy Cattle Showdown 44•Great Western Shootout

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K&P SHARPENING, 38

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MARTINDALE FEED MILL, 23

MCN CREEK NATIONAL ALL INDIAN SHOW, 43

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OKLAHOMA YOUTH MEAT GOAT ASSOCIATION, 22

ONE MOORE EMBROIDERY, 38

OUTBACK LABORATORIES, 37

ROYAL GRAND SUPPLEMENTS, 19 SHOWRITE, 29

STOCK SHOW SECRETS, 9, BACK COVER

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WEAVER LEATHER LLC, 48

WERM FLOORING SYSTEMS, 11

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Happy New Year! As I write this article, it is officially 2023. Only 364 days until 2024. But in this world called stock showing, it's only 67 days to the start of OYE 2023! Mary and I did our calendar today and most of the 67 days, we will be spending on the road somewhere in the state visiting all of you. What a blessing. 67 days of good folks, good stock and great kids!

Oh yes, fuel is too high and motel rooms not like my bed, but it's all worth it. To see the smiles of the class winner and the disappointment of a sift. To see the High Fives of the win and the consoling hug of the defeat. To just say Hi to our many friends. We have been and are blessed. Now, y'all get to blowing, rinsing, driving, bracing! Get to work on your eye contact. Get your show clothes updated because you've grown. Now, get down the road and let's win a few! See you down the road!

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OSU, NOC and Tuttle FFA Bring Home National Championships in Livestock Judging

Reprinted from the Oklahoma Farm Report

At the Governor’s Mansion on December 6, the Oklahoma State University, NOC and Tuttle FFA livestock judging teams were all recognized for winning national championships this year. KC Sheperd, farm director, attended the event and got the chance to visit with Ag Secretary Blayne Arthur, and the Northern Oklahoma College livestock judging coach Jennifer Bedwell, about this outstanding group of youth and young adults.

“Today we were able to recognize our Tuttle FFA livestock judging team, the NOC livestock judging team, and Oklahoma State livestock judging team, because this year, they were all national champions,” Arthur said. “In our research, there has never been another time a state has had those win the senior college, junior college, and the FFA contest.”

Read the entire story at https://www.oklahomafarmreport.com/okfr/2022/12/07/osunoc-and-tuttle-ffa-bring-home-national-championships-in-livestock-judging/

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Congratulations 4-H and FFA Wheat Producers!

David Gammill, Vice-Chairman, Oklahoma Wheat Commission; Dr. Thomas Coon, Vice President, Dean and Director of DASNR; Clayton & Tara Fisher, parents; Blayne Arthur, Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture; Becky Bedwell, Blaine County 4-H Educator and Keith Kisling, Chairman, Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation presents Emery Fisher 4-H Champion and Grand Champion awards for winning the 2022 State 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show overall. Photo Credit: Todd Johnson, Oklahoma State University.

It was an exciting night at the 2022 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show! Emery Fisher from Okeene was awarded first place and Champion in 4-H and then overall Grand Champion. Tanner Otto from Ponca City was awarded 1st place and Champion in FFA.

The process of the competition takes a full year from the time the wheat is planted and the awards are given. The main goal of the program is to teach students the importance of growing a profitable high-quality milling and baking wheat. Over $16,000 in scholarships were awarded.

Emery Fisher, daughter of Clayton and Tara Fisher, was awarded the overall Grand Champion showing her Doublestop CL Plus variety in the 2022 Oklahoma 4-H/ FFA Junior Wheat Show. Fisher placed 4th in production and milling and 12th in baking, earning her the title of 1st place as the 4-H champion, and overall grand champion of the 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show.

Emery, a member of the Okeene 4-H club in Blaine County, received $3,000 in scholarship monies for 1st place and Champion win. Emery also received a $750 premium from Oklahoma Genetics Inc (OGI) for winning 1st place and then Grand Champion overall in the competition with the Doublestop CL Plus variety. Emery also re-

Kevin Frazier, Ponca City FFA

Coon,

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of DASNR; Chad & Bonnie Otto, parents; Blayne Arthur, Oklahoma

of Agriculture; Keith Kisling, Chairman, Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation and Caleb Horne, FFA NW Vice-President presents Tanner Otto his champion awards for winning 1st place and overall champion in the FFA Division in the 2022 State 4-H/ FFA Junior Wheat Show. Photo credit: Todd Johnson, Oklahoma State University.

ceived a $500 premium for being 4-H champion and grand champion from WestBred® and received an additional $350 premium for 1st place and grand champion from the Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation, along with a $22.50 premium for production, milling, bake contest and two trophies.

Tanner Otto, son of Chad and Bonnie Otto, was awarded 1st place and FFA champion showing his Doublestop CL Plus variety in the 2022 Oklahoma 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show. Tanner placed 3rd in production and milling and 14th in baking, earning him the awards. Otto, a member of the Ponca City FFA in Kay County, received $3,000 in scholarship monies for his accomplishments with his Doublestop CL Plus variety. Tanner also received a $500 premium from Oklahoma Genetics Inc (OGI) for winning 1st place and FFA Champion with the Doublestop CL Plus variety and an additional $250 premium for being FFA champion from WestBred®. In addition, he received a $100 premium for 1st place from the Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation, along with a $27.50 premium for production, milling, bake contest and trophies.

According to Kim Anderson, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service grain marketing specialist; “Participating students learn what it takes to produce milling quality

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Instructor; David Gammill, Vice-Chairman, Oklahoma Wheat Commission; Dr. Thomas Vice Dean and Director Secretary

Clinton Chaney, Medford, recently placed 2nd overall in the 4-H division while showing his Green Hammer variety. He won a $2,000 scholarship plus other premiums.

Jacey Rose Schultz, Okeene, recently placed 3rd overall in the 4-H division while showing her Doublestop CL Plus variety. She won a $1,000 scholarship plus other premiums.

Kendra Dillingham, Drummond, recently placed 4th overall in the 4-H division while showing her Doublestop CL Plus variety. (Brother Colten accepting her award) She won a $1,000 scholarship plus other premiums.

Ryder Klaassen, Hydro-Eakley, placed 2nd overall in the FFA division while showing his Doublestop CL Plus variety. Ryder would have normally won a $,2000 scholarship but with his previous winnings, he has now maxed out his scholarship potential during his 4-H and FFA career.

Ashlee Purvine, Thomas-FayCuster, placed 3rd overall in the FFA division while showing her Doublestop CL Plus variety. She won a $3,000 scholarship plus other premiums.

Colten Dillingham, Drummond, recently placed 4th overall in the FFA division while showing his Doublestop CL Plus variety. He won a $1,000 scholarship plus other premiums.

Destry Swaim, Okeene, recently placed 5th overall in the FFA division while showing his Doublestop CL Plus variety. He won a $1,000 scholarship plus other premiums.

Evyn Strader, Fariview, recently placed 5th overall in the 4-H division while showing her Doublestop CL Plus variety. She won a $1,000 scholarship plus other premiums. wheat.” He also stated that “The purpose of this program is to promote the production of quality wheat and teach 4-H and FFA youth about wheat production, marketing, and management.”

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 Michael Peters, Chairman, Okarche; David Gammill, Vice-Chairman, Chattanooga; Don Schieber, Secretary-Treasurer, Ponca City; R.J. Parrish, Hunter, member and Jerry Wiebe, Hooker, member.

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Hey Guys, It's me, Trenton.

I love Christmas Break; I just wish it was longer. The past few years, Papa and I have been conquering duck and goose hunting as quail and pheasant are short numbered so we've had to adapt.

I must admit it's been challenging and fun.

We are getting better. I got an a-frame blind for Christmas and a pair of waders that actually fit my big feet.

We got permission from the farmer who had a wheat field. We scouted before and hunted that evening and the next morning. Our scouting proved that all the ponds were

frozen over. But, where we set up we had seen a small, flock of geese. We set out about 50 decoys. Some of them were big ones.

We were blessed the next morning when a big group came in honking and literally jumped into our decoys. Papa threatened me to set still. He kept whispering in a mean voice, Don't Move, Don't Move. When I said "take'm," it became a successful hunt.

After cleaning the geese that Papa is making into jerky, we headed to the New Year's National Livestock Show in Woodward. My goal was to win the 3-on-3 basketball tournament. We got lucky and did. My goats, Kodak and Snoop, each won a division two different days. That was a bonus.

Had basketball practice today, then it's back to school in the morning after we watch OSU basketball play tonight in Stillwater. My basketball season is quickly coming to an end.

Hey Papa!

Why do you have to shoot steel shot on waterfowl? Because lead shot is toxic to the birds when they pick it up on the field like its gravel.
STOCK SHOWS… HERE WE COME! Beautiful Sunrise and Successful Morning kjFitting Contest at New Year's Nationals Basketball Wins at New Year's Nationals

Latimer County 4-H'er Wins in Louisville

Deacon James from Latimer County 4-H. He and his steer "Bear" took the title of 2022 Grand Champion Mini-Hereford Steer in the Pre-Junior and Open Show at the North American International Livestock Show in Louisville, Kentucky. It is one of the largest competitions in the world.

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At the 2022 Tulsa State Fair this year the Fall Sheep Production and Management class exhibited 21 head of sheep raised by the NOC Sheep Center. They showed in the Dorset, Dorset Advantage, Hampshire, Shropshire and Suffolk show. The day resulted in two Champions, four Reserve Champions and Premier Exhibitors of the Dorset, Dorset Advantage, Hampshire and Suffolk breeds.

Recently the NOC Sheep Production and Management class attended the North American International Livestock

Expo in Louisville, KY. Seven students traveled with the NOC sheep to prepare and exhibit them at the “Super Bowl” of sheep shows. Twelve sheep were exhibited in the National Dorset and Hampshire shows.

During the Hampshire show NOC 21074 Hampshire Yearling ewe was crowned the Reserve National Champion Slick Sheared Hampshire ewe. She was also part of the Champion Pair of Hampshire Yearling Ewes with her flush mate NOC 21064.

NOC Has Successful Fall Shows NEO

Students attending (L to R) included Hunter Fox, Taloga, OK; Tim Kirkpatrick, Blackwell, OK; Abby Cardwell, Lamont, OK; Grace Brookins, Norman, OK; Rebecca Soto, Tonkawa, OK; Maggie Shell, Pawnee, OK; Kaylee Shenold, Mulhall, OK (holding sheep) and Bart Cardwell, Sheep Center Manager.

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Students participating with the NOC Sheep at the TSF are pictured with “Pete” the Reserve Champion Hampshire Ram include: Rebecca Soto, Tonkawa, OK; Maggie Shell, Pawnee, OK; Abby Cardwell, Lamont, OK; Grace Brookins, Norman, OK; Hunter Fox, Taloga, OK; Kaylee Shenold, Mulhall, OK (holding sheep), Mr Cardwell, Tim Kirkpatrick, Blackwell, OK; and special assistant Otto Cardwell.
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Fargo-Gage FFA Compete at OPSU Interscholastics

Each year Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell, OK hosts a huge FFA Interscholastics contest.

This year there were 15 different CDE (career development contests) contests to compete in. Fargo-Gage FFA took 33 kids on teams that competed in Livestock Judging, Food Science, Employment Skills, Ag Mech, Quiz Bowl, Entomology, and Floriculture.

Every student did their best in each competition. Our quiz bowl team, Amelia Vanderpool, Aubrey Tapia, Hallie Brewer and Kennedy Phillips, brought home second place. Kellen Allenbach was second high individual in Entomology.

Our Food Science team, Allyson Navarro, Letizia Guidi and Juan Franco; placed 13th with Ally Navarro being the 10th high individual. Bexlei Good placed 15th in Senior Livestock Judging out of almost 100 participants.

We appreciate the opportunity to compete at contests like this because they build character and prime leadership which is what FFA is about. They also allow us to get real life, practical skills for the future.

NWOSP Skill-a-Thon

Results of the first NWOSP skill-a-thon of the season. Sponsored by Smithfield

NOVICE

1. Bradshaw Bunt; 2. Jett Howard; 3. Violet Humphries; 4. Braylee Wittrock; 5. Sawyer Williams; 6. Makenna Haney

JUNIOR

1. Teagan Wittrock; 2. Adalyn Compston, 3(tie). Hank Weder, Brigham Bunt; 5. Vivienne Humphries; 6. Hunter Bieren; 7(tie). Jake Finley, Rylie Watkins, Jax Weder, MaKenna Hamil

INTERMEDIATE

1(tie). Annie Schneider, Kinley Tolle; 3. Hudsyn Boren; 4(tie). Lily Lunsford, Kanon Dirickson; 6. Madi McClain; 7(tie). Chloe Golbek, Clara Ann Conway; 9(tie). Bray Wright, Zac Weder

SENIOR

1. Jadyn Dykstra; 2. Maysen Garrett; 3(tie). Steven Sanders, Amy Haymaker; 5(tie). Kelsey Dowdle, Caroline Conway; 7. Kelton Dowdle; 8(tie). Rylee Glazier, Makale Hamil; 10. Kasey Dunkin

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Ag Mechanics Team: Jake Tapia, Mason Colvard, and Cameron Waggoner. Senior Livestock Judging Team: Bexlei Good, William Graves, Jerickah Laverty, and Adan Hernandez. Junior Livestock Judging Teams: Weston Schneider, Tyler Chriestensen, Taelor Chriestensen, Amelia Vanderpool, Kaydence Reasner, Autumn Waggoner, Alexis Morris, and Ryan Glennie. Job Interview Contest: Kinsley Schneider and Allyson Navarro. Food Science Team: Letizia Guidi, Juan Franco, and Allyson Navarro. Freshman Quiz Bowl Team: Aubrey Tapia, Amelia Vanderpool, Kennedy Phillips, and Hallie Brewer.

77th Annual AFR State Speech Contest Challenges Oklahoma Youth

AFR/OFU

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Agribusiness Intermediate (from right): 1. Taryn McCaa, Elmore City-Pernell; 2. Jacob Mannen, Fletcher; 3. Josie Murray, Wellston

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Agribusiness Senior (from right): 1. William Meinert, Granite; 2. Trey Myers, Perkins-Tryon;

American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) wrapped up its annual fall speech contest series Saturday, Dec. 3, at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater.

This marks the 77th year of the statewide contest. The event has gone through many changes over the years but has always maintained its central agricultural theme. Varying by grade level, this year’s speech categories are AFR/OFU, Agricultural Policy, Agribusiness, Natural Resources, and Agri-Science.

Nearly 500 students will compete in AFR district speech contests this fall, resulting in more than 160 finalists advancing to the state contest. At the state level, the top three competitors in each category receive cash awards.

“Public speaking is one of the most valuable skills young people can gain for their future careers,” said AFR

President Scott Blubaugh. “We are honored

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to host the 77th Annual AFR Speech Contest, which has a long-standing tradition of fostering professionalism and confidence in Oklahoma’s youth.”

The AFR Annual Speech Contest is just one of many AFR Youth Program traditions. The organization also hosts a youth leadership summit, statewide scholarships, livestock judging and grading competitions, and many other development opportunities. For more information on

Agriscience

Fesmire, Oklahoma Union; 3. Rylee Tobin, Guthrie

Agriscience Senior (from right): 1. Maci Flowers, Tecumseh; 2. Annabella Aitken, Guthrie; 3. Gianna Nichols, Edmond

this contest or other AFR Youth Program projects, contact AFR Youth Development Coordinator Tailor Atkinson at (405)218-5566 or tailor.atkinson@afrmic. com.

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Cooperative AFR/OFU Novice (from right): 1. Kyan Herrman, Agra; 2. Claire Stafford, Altus; 3. Brigham Bunt, Ringwood AFR/OFU Junior (from right): 1. Fletcher Inman, Mulhall-Orlando; 2. Jalyn Lundry, Haworth; 3. Kourtney Campbell, Jet Intermediate (from right): 1. Hadley Ott, Lomega; 2. Kaden James, Wellston; 3. Zane Sander, Silo Senior (from right): 1. Cooper Kline, North Rock Creek; 2. Claycey Rowland, Silo; 3. Kolton Hunt, Wellston Junior (from right): 1. Cason Ebert, Haworth, 2. Lincoln Stafford, Altus; 3. Jade McPeak, Checotah Intermediate (from right): 1. Bonham Eslick, Elgin; 2.: Darla 3. Pedro Valles, Dover Resources Intermediate (from right): 1. Lillie Reed, Turner; 2. Coy Davidson, Elgin; 3. Meredith Pye, Mtn. View Gotebo Natural Resources Senior (from left): 1. Zell Freeman, Hobart (not pictured); 2. Kayla Poling, Silo; 3. Alec Anderson, Ringwood Policy Intermediate (from right): 1. Abby Brooks, Navajo; 2. Isabella Whitlock, Silo; 3. Heath Lacebach, Mooreland Policy Senior (from right): 1. Chloe Kelsey, Tecumseh; 2. Abi Shofler, Ketchum; Alexa Hobart
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Cowboy Cattle Showdown

BREEDING HEIFER

Overall: Supreme, Baylee Smith; Reserve Supreme, Katie Dismukes

Angus: Champion, Stevie Hogue; Reserve, Shayla Dismukes

Chianina: Champion, Brayden Hansen; Reserve, Addison Criner

Hereford: Champion, Knox Cook; Reserve, Miranda Hansen

Maine-Anjou: Champion, Shelby Prenouost; Reserve, Siera Alford

Maintainer: Champion, Kassie Kelley; Reserve, Brayden Hansen

Mini Hereford: Champion, Cale Pearson; Reserve, Kristin Hansen

Shorthorn: Champion, Addison Dick; Reserve, Kade Fowler

Shorthorn Plus: Champion, Kassie Kelley; Reserve, Legdin Melton

Simmental: Champion, Kora McDonald; Reserve, Brody Lovett

%Simmental: Champion, Daylyn Fesmire; Reserve, Chayda Carpenter

AOB: Champion, Baylee Smith; Reserve, Katie Dismukes

COMMERCIAL HEIFERS

Overall: Grand, Lillie Bolinger; Reserve Grand, Shayla Dismukes

PROSPECT STEER

Overall: Grand, Brilee Breckenridge; Reserve Grand, Katie Doyle

PROGRESS STEER

Overall: Grand, Jiles Whisenhunt; Reserve Grand, Cambree Dick

PROSPECT HEIFER

Overall: Supreme, Jade Craff; Reserve Supreme, Kassie Kelly

SHOWMANSHIP

PeeWee: Champion, Jade Crall; Reserve, Cambree Dick

Junior: Champion, Brilee Breckenridge; Reserve, Kate Dismukes

Intermediate: Champion, Shayla Dismukes; Reserve, Stevie Hogue

Senior: Champion, Shelby Prenouost; Reserve, Caden Grave

Collegiate: Champion, Emma Rhoden; Reserve, Erin Daniels

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Dec. 3 • Connors State College • Warner, OK Supreme Breeding Heifer (AOB) exhibited by Baylee Smith. Reserve Supreme Breeding Heifer (AOB) exhibited by Katie Dismukes. Grand Prospect Steer exhibited by Brilee Breckenridge. Reserve Grand Prospect Steer exhibited by Katie Doyle.

Guthrie FFA Officer Team Hosts Annual Leadership Conference

The Guthrie FFA Officer Team hosted its 2nd Annual Leadership Conference at the Guthrie High School. FFA members (245) from

surrounding chapters like Crescent, Coyle, Dover, and Morrison were in attendance at the conference along with numerous members from the Guthrie FFA Chapter.

The keynote speaker, Bill Cordes, engaged FFA members and challenged them to put in extra effort in everything they do.

The Guthrie FFA Officer team also facilitated workshops based on the theme “ Adjectives of a Good Leader.” Each workshop used interactive games to illustrate and teach about the adjectives of a good leader.

The Guthrie FFA officer team began planning and organization for this event in the summer during the officer retreat and continued the planning up to the weeks before the conference. The officer team came up with the theme of the conference and all of the curriculum used in the workshops.

Lots of time and hard work went into planning the conference.

“As a whole, I am very pleased with how the conference went and am glad to have opportunities for other chapters as well as our own to participate in conferences like this one. I am very proud of my fellow officers as well as the members who helped put on this event. I am also thankful for ag teachers who allow us to plan, host, and facilitate leadership conferences such as this one.” said Hailey Drake, chapter president.

The conference was concluded with lunch and a call to action by Bill Cordes. Cordes urged students to be compassionate and understanding because everyone is going through challenging times even if it may not look as if they are. He kindly reminded the students to be a friend and always be able to listen to others around them.

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Guthrie FFA officers Hailey Drake and Mollie Throckmorton welcomes the group. Attendees meeting and greeting. Pictures taken by Kaia Calvert, Guthrie FFA member.

M-O FFA Members Talk SAEs On Podcast

With the holidays being in full swing and the recent cool weather, the Mulhall-Orlando FFA has been kept busy, especially with a few interviews for the

Off-Farm Income Podcast. Matt Brechwald, the podcast’s creator and host, runs a small farm in Idaho with his wife and daughter. Brechwald also owns his own business, Idaho Gopher Control.

On the Off-Farm Income Podcast, he has visited with countless FFA members and agriculturalist from across the nation. Numerous Mulhall-Orlando FFA members have been featured on the podcast, in which they visited about their Supervised Agricultural Experiences (SAEs), businesses, goals, and more.

Treasurer Willie Schoonover was the first of the two officers to appear on the podcast on December 12. He and Brechwald began by discussing Schoonover’s parents’ occupation. Since his parents

are both veterinarians, Schoonover has always had a love for animals, and agriculture has always been a part of his life. His father has played a huge role in his FFA career and has inspired him to become a better leader. As a chapter officer, he hopes to gain more qualities of leadership and introduce younger kids to the world of agriculture.

Brechwald and Schoonover then discussed Schoonover’s SAE projects, which are Diversified Livestock Entrepreneurship and Veterinary Science Placement. He raises and shows goats, and shows sheep, hogs, and cattle. When he is not working with his animals on the farm, he is working as a vet assistant at his mother’s animal hospitals.

The podcast is wrapped up with Schoonover’s plans after high school, which are to attend college and eventually veterinary school. “It is the road I have been wanting to take since I was a little kid,” he says.

Secretary Hanna Schmidt later appeared on the podcast on December 26. Brechwald began by asking about her business of cutting down trees. As part of her Environmental Science and Natural Resources Management SAE, Schmidt began cutting down cedar trees two years ago on her parents’ small farm, which grew into the business she has today.

Next, Brechwald asked what inspired her to join the FFA. “I have always been captured by the idea of FFA,” she replied. After becoming a member in the 8th grade, she continued to show hogs, began Agriscience experiments, and joined the meats judging team.

She decided to run for a chapter office during her Freshman year, as she felt it was the next step for her as an FFA member. Schmidt enjoys encouraging others to join and sharing her knowledge of agriculture the most as an officer. The podcast is finished off with her plan after high school, which is to pursue a degree in agricultural education.

If you would like to learn more about the Off-Farm Income Podcast or listen to these episodes, then visit www. offincome.com.

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Willie Schoonover visits with Matt Brechwald.

Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen Support Oklahoma Ronald McDonald Houses

The Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen’s Association (OJCA) was challenged to #GiveAHam to the charity of choice by members of the Oklahoma Ag Youth Council. Rather than giving ham, members of the OJCA Board of Directors chose to give hamburger meat to the Ronald McDonald House charities in both Tulsa and Oklahoma City.

The OJCA partnered with Oklahoma Prairie Beef Solutions, LLC, an entity of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Assn. designed to add value to Oklahoma’s cull cow market, to donate 100 pounds of ground beef to the charities.

“The Ronald McDonald Houses help families stay together during a child’s illness,” said Turner Longacre, OJCA President. “Meals are best when enjoyed with family members, and we are glad to help these families enjoy a good meal centered around beef raised in Oklahoma.”

“Cattlemen and women are some of the most caring people – after all their cattle depend on them daily,” said Tiffani Pruitt, OJCA Coordinator. “For many in the cattle industry, the concept of caring begins at a young age. I am really proud of our junior cattlemen for choosing to give to a charity that helps families in a time of need.”

Because cattlemen care, the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Assn. is glad to help coordinate beef donations to the Ronald McDonald Houses in Tulsa and Oklahoma City. Each

OJCA Directors Raegan Wilbourn (left) and Baylee Wilbourn (center) presented 50 pounds of ground beef to the Ronald McDonald House of Oklahoma City.

house uses 2-3 beefs each year. If you would like to give beef in any amount to a House, contact the OCA Office at 405-235-4391 or email cdanielson@okcattlemen.org.

The Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen's Association was started in 1985. The purpose is to promote the welfare of the cattle industry, to further the education and cooperation of young people interested in cattle, and to aid in the attainment of mutual goals set by OJCA members interested in all phases of their business and all possible career and leadership opportunities. For more information about OJCA membership or activities, call 405-235-4391 or visit www.okcattlemen.org/ojca.

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Oklahoma beef producers and OJCA members donated 90 pounds of ground beef to the Ronald McDonald House of Tulsa. Pictured are (left) Cassie Danielson, OCA’s CLA Coordinator, and (right) Turner Longacre, OJCA President, with Ronald McDonald House of Tulsa representatives.

K-State Meat Judgers Set Record Year

Taken from Kansas State Meat Judging Team Facebook

Congratulations to the 2022 K-State Meat Judging Team on their record setting year! This team embodied excellence all year and had some of the highest scores in the 96-year history of meat judging.

ALL-TIME MEAT JUDGING

RECORDS:

Only team ever to have 4 scores above 4200

All-time record reasons score

5th, 10th, 15th, 18th highest overall team scores

1st, 8th, 9th highest team reasons scores

4th, 8th highest beef judging scores

3rd, 9th highest total beef scores

5th highest pork judging score

Perfect 400 in specs at first contest

K-STATE MEAT JUDGING

RECORDS:

Most wins ever by K-State Team (5)

Most divisions won (34)

1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th highest overall team scores

1st, 5th highest reasons scores

1st, 2nd total beef scores

2nd, 3rd beef judging scores

2nd highest pork judging score

2nd, 5th highest yield grading scores

3rd highest lamb judging score

1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th highest total individual scores

The team finished as the Champion Team at the Southwestern, South Plains, Eastern National, Iowa State, and National Barrow Show contests, the Reserve Champion Team at American Royal and International and finished the year as Reserve National Champions. Additionally, the team had three students named to the prestigious Meat Judging All-American Teams.

Congratulations to the team on their outstanding year!

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Great Western Shootout

Supreme Ewe exhibited by Cade Charmasson.

COMMERCIAL EWES

Overall: Supreme, Cade Charmasson; Reserve Supreme, Hazen Pruett; 3rd Overall, Crew Charmasson

Grand Wether Lamb exhibited by Cade Charmasson.

WETHER LAMBS

Overall: Grand, Cade Charmasson; Reserve Grand, Cade Charmasson; 3rd Overall, Hazen Pruett

Supreme Doe exhibited by Tabrey Lierle.

DOE GOATS

Overall: Supreme, Tabrey Lierle; Reserve Supreme, Tabrey Lierle; 3rd Overall, Avery Boyer

Grand Wether Goat exhibited by Hazen Pruett.

WETHER GOATS

Overall: Grand, Hazen Pruett; Reserve Grand, JayCee Vega; 3rd Overall, Kodie Fleming

Oologah 4-H'ers Busy During Holidays

“The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear.” Oologah 4-H'ers have been busy spreading Holiday cheer to many groups in the community this December.

Members could be found ringing the bell at the local grocery store and caroling to the citizens of the Nowata nursing center. Vice President Case Ward led the club in organizing a community dance to help gather nonperishable food items for the local food pantry and monetary donations for the school backpack program.

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Dec. 3 • Woodward, OK • Judge: Clay Burson Oologah 4-H Christmas caroling crew. Dance attendees dance to Fishin' in the Dark Ringing the Bell for the school backpack program.

Latta FFA Holds Annual Dude. Be Nice Event

On Wednesday, Dec. 14, Latta FFA held their annual "Dude. Be Nice" event. The purpose of this event was to show appreciation for a very deserving Latta staff member.

This year’s recipient was Mrs. Debbie Lynch. Mrs. Lynch has kept the school running smoothly through tough times as the school’s technology director. Her hard work deserves a lot of gratitude from the entire

school, which is why she was chosen as the 2022 Dude.Be Nice recipient.

The event was kept secret from Mrs. Lynch until the moment she walked into an auditorium filled with students and fellow staff. It was a very special and unforgettable moment.

The event was planned by Latta FFA Officers Kyndal Schlup, Mallory Reeves, Sheridan Adair, Autumn Sutton, Beau Griffin, Caton Cooley, Jocelyn James, Clayton Hayes, and

Advisor Seth Reeves. Every school organization and team chipped in and provided a gift for Mrs. Lynch.

The Dude.Be Nice campaign at Latta was started in 2015. Since then, it has become a widely popular and highly anticipated event. Latta FFA hopes that through showing positivity and appreciation for the hard working staff members of the school, that more students will join in and be more appreciative of all that they do.

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Goats Sheep Cattle

Jan. 6, 5:30 p.m., Ninnekah Winter Jackpot Sheep and Goat Show, Ninnekah Show Barn, Ninnekah, OK

Jan. 7, 10:30 a.m., The Goat Gathering and Sheep Spectacular, Connors Arena, Warner, OK

Jan. 14, 10 a.m., Coyle Sheep and Goat Jackpot, Coyle Show Barn, Coyle, OK Jan. 14, 11:30 a.m., Kingfisher Sheep and Goat Jackpot, Kingfisher County Fairgrounds, Kingfisher, OK

Jan. 20, HAY Star Night Sheep and Goat Show, Hobart, OK

Jan. 21, 10 a.m., Moore Ag Boosters Winter Sheep and Goat Bash, Moore Ag Farm, Moore, OK

Jan. 21, Hoopla Swine, Sheep and Goat Jackpot, Pushmataha County Fairgrounds, Antlers, OK

Jan. 26, 1 p.m., Central Area Doe Show and Market Goat Show, Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee, OK

Jan. 27, Chatty Ag Bash Sheep and Goat Show, Cotton County Fairgrounds, Walters, OK

Jan. 27, 6:30 p.m., All-Indian Sheep and Goat Show, Okfuskee County Fairgrounds, Okemah, OK

Jan. 28, Oologah FFA Banner Bash Goat and Sheep Show, Oologah Ag Arena, Oologah, OK

Jan. 29, 10 a.m., Gloss Mountain Showdown Goat Show, Major County Expo Center, Fairview, OK

Feb. 3, Northeast District Sheep, Doe and Market Goat Show, Mayes County Fairgrounds, Pryor, OK

Jan. 14, Heart of Winter Jackpot, Wewoka, OK

Jan. 27-28, Wichita Mountains Classic Heifer, Pre-Junior, Steer, and Showmanship Show, Comanche County Fairgrounds, Lawton, OK (Pre-register by Jan. 15)

Jan. 27, Oologah FFA Banner Bash Cattle Show, Oologah Ag Arena, Oologah, OK

Jan. 28, 9 a.m., Central Area Prospect, Market Steer and Heifer Shows, Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee, OK

Jan 29, 1 p.m., All-Indian Heifer and Steer Show, Okfuskee County Fairgrounds, Okemah, OK

Feb. 4, Northeast District Prospect Steer, Market Steer and Heifer Show, Mayes County Fairgrounds, Pryor, OK

April 1, Hillbilly Classic Cattle Jackpot, Harrison, AR

June 1-3, OJCA Preview Show (Steers, Heifers, Reg. Bulls), Stillwater, OK

June 1-4, McPeak's Be A Champ Cattle Camp, Connors State College, Warner, OK

June 10-13, McPeak's Be A Champ Cattle Camp, Connors State College, Warner, OK

June 24-27, McPeak's Be A Champ Cattle Camp, Connors State College, Warner, OK

Swine

Jan. 14, 9 a.m., SE Expo Show, McAlester, OK

Jan. 14, 9:15 a.m., Meeker Ag Booster Swine Jackpot, Lincoln County Fairgrounds, Chandler, OK

Jan. 14, 10 a.m., Cleveland Swine Jackpot, Cleveland, OK

Jan. 14, Hoggin' the Spotlight, Woodward, OK

Jan. 14, Blue and Gold 2023 Winter Pig Show, Jones, OK

Jan. 14, SW Oklahoma Show Pig Series Show, Elk City, OK

Jan. 14, River Vally Pig Gig, Sallisaw, OK

Jan. 14-15, NWOSPC Swine Jackpot, Location TBA

Jan. 15, 10 a.m., P-Town Showdown Swine Show, Osage County Fairgrounds, Pawhuska, OK

Jan. 20, 6 p.m., NEO Branding Champions Hog Show, NEO A&M College Arena, Miami, OK

Jan. 20, 7 p.m., Moore Ag Boosters Swine Shootout, Moore Ag Farm, Moore, OK

Jan. 20-22, Dynasty Swine Showcase Jackpot, Enid, OK Jan. 21, 9 a.m., Boomtown Throwdown, Elk City, OK

Jan. 21, Hoopla Swine, Sheep and Goat Jackpot, Antlers, OK Jan. 21, HAY Winter Party Swine Show, Hobart, OK Jan. 21-22, Jeff Beutler Memorial Swine Show, Guthrie, OK Jan. 22, Clash of the Counties Swine Jackpot, Cordell, OK Jan. 27, 10 a.m., Central Area Gilt Show, Shawnee, OK Jan. 27-28, Lindsay Ag Boosters OCPA Jackpot, Lindsay, OK Jan. 27-29, Team Purebred SW Regional, Woodward, OK Jan. 28, 10 a.m., Central Area Hog Show, Shawnee, OK Jan. 28, 10 a.m., Atoka Winter Swine Show, Atoka, OK Jan. 28, SW OK Show Pig Series Show, Weatherford, OK Jan. 28, Chatty Ag Bash Swine Show, Walters, OK Jan. 28, Caney Valley Swine Classic, Ramona, OK Jan. 28-29, NWOSPC Swine Jackpot, Location TBA Jan 28, 9:30 a.m., All-Indian Hog Show, Okemah, OK Jan. 28, 10 a.m., Atoka Co. Winter Swine Jackpot, Atoka, OK Jan. 28, Larry Box Memorial Swine Show, Glencoe, OK Jan. 29, Oologah FFA Banner Bash Goat and Swine Show, Oologah Ag Arena, Oologah, OK Feb. 2, NE District Swine Show, Mayes County Fairgrounds, Pryor, OK Feb. 11, Wynnewood Swine Jackpot, Wynnewood, OK Feb. 11, 10 a.m., Sweetheart Swine Show, Coalgate, OK

Jan. 14, 10 a.m., Coyle Sheep and Goat Jackpot, Coyle Show Barn, Coyle, OK

Jan. 14, 10 a.m., Sheep Showmanship Clinic, Caney Valley Ag Barn, Ramona, OK

Jan. 14, 11:30 a.m., Kingfisher Sheep and Goat Jackpot, Kingfisher, OK

Jan. 20, HAY Star Night Sheep and Goat Show, Hobart, OK

Jan. 20-22, The Dynasty Showcase Show, Chisholm Trail Expo Center, Enid, OK

Jan. 21, 9 a..m., Boomtown Throwdown Swine Show, Elk City Civic Center, Elk City, OK

Jan. 21, Hoopla Swine, Sheep and Goat Jackpot, Pushmataha County Fairgrounds, Antlers, OK

Jan. 21, 10 a.m., Moore Ag Boosters Winter Sheep and Goat Bash, Moore Ag Farm, Moore, OK

Jan. 21, 10 a.m., NEO Branding Champions Sheep and Goat Show, Miami, OK

Jan. 26, 12 p.m., Central Area Market Lamb Show, Heart of Oklahoma Expo Center, Shawnee, OK

Jan. 27, Chatty Ag Bash Sheep and Goat Show, Cotton County Fairgrounds, Walters, OK

Jan 27, 6:30 p.m., All-Indian Sheep and Goat Show, Okemah, OK

Jan. 28, Oologah FFA Banner Bash Goat and Sheep Show, Oologah Ag Arena, Oologah, OK

Jan. 28, 10 a.m., Gloss Mountain Showdown Sheep Show, Major County Expo Center, Fairview, OK

Feb. 3, Northeast District Sheep, Doe and Market Goat Show, Pryor, OK

June 25-27, McPeak's Be A Champ Lamb Camp, Connors State College, Warner, OK

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