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Contents 4-H & FFA

6 • Inola FFA Shares Love of Animals

8 • Foyil FFA Day at the Lake 14 • Kansas FFA Officers Collect Donations

14 • Kansas FFA State Officer Team

42 • Hobart FFA in Washington 43 • Howe FFA Named 3 Star Chapter for 2022

46 • Oologah FFA News 49 • Guthrie FFA Team Selected to Compete in 2022 National FFA Agriscience Fair

49 • FFA Members Attend Leadership Camp

49 • FFA Members Develop

Communication Skills at OKFB Reporters Conference

50 • Wellston FFA Chapter Holds Annual Banquet

Collegiate News 12 • NEO Women Leaders Attend AgHERculture Conference

30-31 • Eastern Oklahoma

State College Ag Camps Successful!

OnTheCover Garber 4-H/FFA at Big 3 Aubrey Steniert, Colton Steniert, Byron Berkenbile, Anndi Sharp and Summer Prince

Ad Index

Misc

40 • AFR Youth Program An-

nounces 2022-2023 Youth Advisory Council

48 • The Best of the Best Reasons Camp

Results

14 • Missouri State Fair Premium Sale Auctions Grand Ham

20 • Oklahoma Salutes 34 Youth Winning Top Honors at Junior National Beef Breed Shows at Capitol

26 • OSU Big 3 Sheep Field Day 27 • OSU Big 3 Beef Field Day 28 • OSU Big 3 Swine Field Day 29 • OSU Big 3 Overall Champs 32-35 • OSU Big 3 Collage 38 • Kansas 4-H Livestock Sweepstakes

44-45 • National Junior Angus Show

52 • Highway 9 Sheep, Goat, Swine Jackpot

52 • Ottawa County Free Fair Judging Contest

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4 • Editorial 18 • Hook N Chase Junior 22 • Puzzle: State Fairs 54 • Ag Youth Coloring Page BACK COVER CALENDAR

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Ed itor ial

It's been so hot it's hard to believe it's Fall Fair Time.

There's nothing that says Fall like cool air and the smell of the fair. To watch a city or county or state fair come alive as the sun goes down is exciting. I am always amazed at how good food, good folks, and fun for the kids have remained such a yearly tradition. Fairs were started by farmers and farmers' wives many years ago to showcase the fruits of their local harvest and their labors of love. Wow has it gone into so much more. It is so fun to watch as kids compete not only in the showring, but Farm Hand Olympics. Riding rides and showing livestock are almost a sideshow compared to the urban crowd grazing at a rabbit or a calf. That's not to mention the look on a child's face when a chicken crows. So this fall, all you stock show buddies, I challenge you to step across the street. Get out of the barn. It won't kill ya. Do a little people watching for those are the people of our future. It is our job to feed, clothe, and house that population that is amazed at our animals and culture. Oh, and don't for-

get the food. You can find me at the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Rib Eye Sandwich line at the Tulsa State Fair. I can smell it now. Page 4 - SEPTEMBER 2022

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Ag Youth Publisher: Larry Peck peck@agyouth.com 580-445-1360 Editor: Mary Peck Field Rep: Blake Kennedy Blake@KennedyVenturesOK.com 580-393-1080 Field Rep: Monte Womack bradyb5.mw@gmail.com 580-286-8055 Ag Youth Magazine P.O. Box 339 Sentinel, OK 73664 580-445-1360 peck@agyouth.com agyouth.com Ag Youth is published seven times per year January/February, March, April/ May, Summer Edition, September, October, November/December by Ag Youth, LLC, P.O. Box 339, Sentinel, OK 73664. © 2022 by Ag Youth, LLC. All rights reserved. Subscriptions: $30 for one year. $45 for two years. $60 for three years. Standard postage paid at Sentinel, OK. Advertisements: Full page, $485; 2/3 page, $410; 1/2 page, $295; 1/3 page, $250; 1/4 page, $215; 1/8 page, $125; 1 column inch, $45. Extra charges and discounts for full color ads and multiple ads. Call to discuss your advertising needs. Postmaster: Send address changes to Ag Youth, P.O. Box 339, Sentinel, OK 73664. Deadline for editorial and advertising copy is the 15th, the month preceding each issue unless otherwise announced. Not responsible for unsolicited materials. Ag Youth reserves the right to edit or refuse any material we feel might be objectionable in content. Ag Youth is not responsible for the content, advertisements. Advertisements appearing in Ag Youth don’t necessarily reflect the views, the owners and staff. agyouth.com


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Inola FFA Shares Love of Animals

ALPACA TOUR The Inola FFA officer team got the privilege of taking an agriculture industry tour to an alpaca farm during their officer retreat this summer. They went to grow their knowledge in an industry they knew nothing about, and accomplished their goal! While talking with the owners of Zena Suri Alpacas located in Zena, OK, they learned all about breeding, showing, and by-products. Their favorite part was getting to pet the alpacas and even getting kissed by one! The team learned all about something new, and enjoyed a very unique experience. PETTING ZOO The Inola FFA held a petting zoo in the ag barn. All animals were provided by students enrolled in Inola FFA. The entire Pre-K class came to visit and so did the entire Special Needs program. We had goats, sheep, chickens, a horse, and a steer. The officers took turns sharing facts about each animal and answered all the questions the kids had. And to top it all off, we had students giving the kids face paintings. This was a great experience for younger kids who don't get to leave the classroom very often to learn about animals in agriculture. The FFA members also learned how to interact with all kinds of people, and that it is important for everyone to know something about agriculture.

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The Pavilion at Spencer Creek made for a great meeting spot. Foyil FFA members and friends gathered round for a quick photo. There were so many activities, it was hard to get everyone in the picture at once.

By Lorissa Smoke, Foyil FFA Reporter (Okla.) On August 3, the Foyil FFA Officers hosted a back to school bash for the chapter members and friends. The bash was held at the local Spencer Creek Cove Park on Oologah Lake. Foyil FFA members participated in yard games such as corn hole, spike ball, horse shoes and ladder ball. Members also had the opportunity to go swimming at the sandy beach. The chapter brought a set of fishing

poles for the members to try their hand at fishing. Members could just hang out with each other and enjoy the time outside. Theo Loyd and Ryley’s dad, fired up the grill, and Mr. Jinkens cooked hamburgers and hotdogs for the crew. There was chips, veggies and fruit trays with dip for each. Foyilstudents are very close to each other, so the chapter invited other students to the Back to School Bash. There were around 50 Foyil FFA members in attendance as well as an-

The swimming beach is a good place at Spencer Creek Cove. Swimming with your fellow friends is always a great time. Page 10 - SEPTEMBER 2022

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other 10-15 fellow students, siblings, and parents. It was an opportunity for members and officers to get to know each other. Richard Lomax, chapter parliamentarian, stated he enjoyed playing spike ball without knowing the rules, swimming with his socks on, and playing corn hole with other members. Carolina, sophomore member, enjoyed the food, swimming, and bonding with members. Jack, sophomore member, enjoyed being outside the ag building and bonding with members. Joelle Peterson, president; Alexis Ryder, historian; and Shadow Holmes, secretary; all enjoyed being able to bond with all members and having a FFA monthly meeting outside of the ag building. The evening ended with everyone pitching in to pick up trash around the area, loading up the truck, and riding the bus back to the school. The Foyil FFA Chapter would like to send a huge thank you to the Oologah Corp of Engineers for providing such a great place to events at the Spencer Creek Pavilion as well as the parents that helped make the evening a success. agyouth.com


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From Left to Right: Back: Teegin Crosthwait, Abby Emberson, Emily Jennings, Alli Cook, Allison Loomis. Front: McKinley Travis, Taylor Fent, Sam Ratliff, Grace Stewart, Sec. of Ag Blayne Arthur, Emily Diacon, Grace Wishard, Hannah Dozier

NEO Agriculture collegiate women leaders attended the AgHERculture conference in August 2022. While in attendance, they were able to hear from the inspirational Kelli Payne as well as many other mentors. Each student got the opportunity to network and fellowship with women agriculture leaders around the state. Every student walked away with opportunities that include job shadowing to internship opportunities. We are thankful for the whole ODAFF staff and Secretary of Agriculture, Blayne Arthur that organized the event!

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Front left to right: Cierra Murray (Stanton County), Ally Rietcheck (Eudora), Carson Fouard (Ell-Saline), Jackson Milby (Arkansas City), and Prisma Hernandez (Stanton County). Chapter leaders from more than 40 chapters participated this summer in the two-day Chapter Leadership Training conferences held across Kansas. While participating in the conference leaders were encouraged to participate in the chapter challenge at the conference. The state officers challenged the chapters to bring at least 10 non-perishable food items or toiletry products to be donated at the conclusion of the of each conference. More than 600 items were collected from the three conferences.

Carsyn Petree, Tipton 4-H'er, sold her Grand Champion Ham for $2,800. Carsyn Petree, daughter of Garret Petree and Shonda Koechner, is the exhibitor of the 2022 Grand Champion Ham at the Missouri State Fair. Carsyn is from Tipton, and is a member of the Tipton 4-H Club. Carsyn’s prize-winning ham weighed 19.91 pounds. Carsyn’s ham was purchased by Missouri Soybean Association for $2,800. Carsyn donated 10% of the proceeds to the Missouri State Fair Foundation in support of the Goat Pavilion fund. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Ham honor went to Carter Petree of Tipton. He is the son of Garret Petree and Shonda Koechner and is a member of the Tipton FFA Chapter. Carter’s ham weighed 20.71 pounds. The ham was purchased by OBP Agency for $2,000 and was donated to the Missouri 4-H Foundation.

The 2022–23 Kansas FFA Officer team includes: President Karlie Albright, Royal Valley FFA; Vice President Kirsten Kyger, Russell FFA; Secretary Aidan Yoho, Yates Center FFA; Treasurer Emma Kepley, Riverton FFA; Reporter Cali Newdigger, Skyline FFA; and Sentinel Mackenzie Anderson, Renwick FFA Page 14 - SEPTEMBER 2022

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Hey guys It's me Trenton

We've started school, and I'm sure you have, too. This year, I'm doing three sports—football, basketball and track. What's really exciting, this is my first year to go to Newkirk School and my first year in FFA. I'm anxious to get my FFA jacket. My FFA advisor is Mrs. Rinehart. Make sure you do good on your grades in school or you won't get to play sports or to show your animal. Before school started, I was lucky to have a really fun summer. I went fishing, but that eight-pounder is still on the loose.

I did host a one-day fishing clinic in Cordell in Washita County. There were 16 kids, and had good time. (See photos below.) I attended my first 4-H Roundup. It was really fun to do different workshops and meet different kids from across the state. It wasn't too hot, but it was a little warm. I also went to the OSU Basketball Camp for three days and the Cowley County College Camp. They were really, really fun. Dove season is on now. Time to try to hit those fast flying things. Let's Go Huntin'!

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Reprinted from OK Farm Report The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture did the research in checking with the Beef Breeds across the country and determining which young people had the best of the best in the many junior national cattle shows from across the United States during the summer of 2022. Oklahoma Ag Secretary Blayne Arthur thought there might be a dozen or so winners, and she was looking forward to bringing them to the State Capitol to honor them. But, as the numbers were added up, it was a lot more than just 10 or 12. Based on the survey of the Beef Breed Associations, Oklahoma had 34 young people who brought home a champion or a reserve champion banner from a national cattle show this summer. A celebration was planned by Oklahoma State Secretary of Ag Blayne Arthur and her ODAFF team. It included taking pictures of the young people on the steps of the State Capitol and for the winners to hear in person congratulations from Governor Kevin Stitt, as well as several State Lawmakers. The group received citations from many state lawmakers. The 34 Champions represent several hundred young Oklahomans who have traveled to multiple states for these summer shows here in 2022. Senior Farm and Ranch BroadPage 20 - SEPTEMBER 2022

caster Ron Hays spent time with the young people and their families on Thursday. He talked to two of the "old hands" when it came to the show ring and are members of the Oklahoma Department of Ag Youth Council for the coming year—Morley Griffith of Shawnee and Turner Longacre of Bristow. Here's the complete list of Grands and Reserves honored at the Capitol: Abagail Mefford | Grand Champion Miniature Hereford Female | Madill, OK Berkley Mckay | Reserve Grand Champion MaineAnjou Cow-Calf Pair | Orlando, OK Braxton Murray | Grand Champion Gelbveih CowCalf Pair | Kingfisher, OK Breckon Murray | Grand Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Balancer Female | Kingfisher, OK Braelyn Berlowitz | Grand Champion Bred and Owned Simmental Bull | Cushing, OK Bret Pembrook | Reserve Grand Champion Owned Red Angus Female | Fairview, OK Carlee Clark | Reserve Grand Champion Owned Angus Female | Muldrow, OK Chloe Clark | Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Simmental Female | Muldrow, OK Case Conley | Grand Champion Bred and Owned Angus Bull and Grand Champion Bred and Owned Angus Prospect Steer | Sulphur, OK Claire Collins | Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Hereford Female | Frederick, OK Darla Fesmire | Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Plus Prospect Steer | Nowata, OK Elle Moonen | Grand Champion Bred and Owned Maine Angus Female | Glencoe, OK Grady Scheihing | Reserve Grand Champion Red Angus Steer | Watonga, OK Hagan Abshire | Reserve Grand Champion Miniature Hereford Cow/Calf Pair | Duncan, OK

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Hudson Harris | Reserve Grand Champion Miniature Hereford Prospect Steer | Washington, OK Hunter Morton | Reserve Grand Champion Maine Anjou Female | Stratford, OK Jillian Sherman | Reserve Grand Champion Red Angus Percentage Female | Woodward, OK Justin Herlan | Grand Champion Bred and Owned MaineTainer Bull and Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Prospect Steer | Bluejacket, OK Kase Glazier | Grand Champion Bred and Owned Shorthorn Plus Female | Loyal, OK Kelton Arthur | Grand Champion Maine Anjou Female and Reserve Grand Champion Lim-Flex Female | Stillwater, OK Kennedy Arthur | Grand Champion Purebred Shorthorn Female | Stillwater, OK Kyson Theil | Grand Champion Gelbvieh Balancer Bull and Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Bull | Newkirk, OK Lane Blankinship | Grand Champion Bred and Owned Shorthorn Bull | Orlando, OK Larahmy Blakley | Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Maine Anjou Bull | Oologah, OK Maggie Griswald | Grand Champion MaineTainer Female | Stillwater, OK Merideth Behrens | Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Shorthorn Prospect Steer | Colbert, OK Mitchell Barros | Grand Champion Bred and Owned Shorthorn Plus Bull | Owasso, OK Morley Griffith | Grand Champion Owned Red Angus Female and Grand Champion Bred and Owned Red Angus Female | Shawnee, OK Ruby Bell | Grand Champion Purebred Simmental Female | Bristow, OK Tayhlor Elmore | Best Pair of Limousin Females and Reserve Grand Champion Owned Lim- Flex Female|Skiatook, OK Tenley Elmore | Grand Champion Lim- Flex Cow-Calf Pair | SkiatoOK, OK Tinley Baker | Reserve Grand Champion Miniature Hereford Cow/ Calf Pair | Duncan, OK Turner Longacre | Grand Champion Owned Maine Angus Female | Bristow, OK agyouth.com


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OSU Big 3 Sheep Field Day July 16 • Stillwater, OK • 1,217 Contestants

Top 10 Junior 4-H High Individuals are 1. Maci Moody, OKCU; 2. Jordyn Smith, Kay Co.; 3. Misty McElroy, Brazos Co.; 4. Braedon Callis, Minco; 5. Kreed Gorr, Cisco; 6. Falynn Thomas, Alva; 7. Caleb Bowman, Sequoyah; 8. Jake Anthony, Ellis Co., Texas; 9. Tassi Fadely, Stillwater, #1; 10. Kaci Garrett, Coleman Co., Texas.

Top 10 Senior 4-H High Individuals Sheep (from left) are 1. Josie Doshier, Kay Co.; 2. Colton Tripp, Kay Co.; 3. Justin Fast, Kay Co.; 4. Hayden Schroeder, Brown Co. TX; 5. Blaze Cozart, Brown Co. TX; 6. Sophie McGuire, McIntosh Co.; 7. Ella Allen, Konawa 2; 8. Ashtyn Adams, Brown TX; 9. Kip Pittman, Hansford; Elizabeth Chamber, Osage Co.

Top 10 Junior FFA High Individuals Sheep (from left) are 1. Ashtin Conner, Coweta 1; 2. Bodee West, OKU; 3. Kyriana Beard, Stillwater, #1; 4. Cooper Maxwell, Adair; 5. Jacob Merhoff, Newkirk Blue; 6. Hagen Cundiff, Perkins-Tryon 1; 7. Cadie Loveless, Luther; 8. Rylan Fleenor, EL Reno; 9. Rebecca Purvine, Thomas-Fay-Custer; 10. Nathan Dean, OKU.

Top 10 Senior FFA High Individuals Sheep (from left) are 1. Blaine Silka, Locust Grove; 2. Wyatt Jackson, Decatur; 3. Jacie Focht, Mooreland Blue; 4. Conner Wolf, Locust Grove; 5. Taylor Rent, Wyandotte Senior Team; 6. Ryder Owens, Elgin; 7. Jhett Birdwell, Kingfisher; 8. Jackson Risner, Mangum; 9. Taylor Glover, Elgin; 10. Wyatt Coffey, Morrison.

First Place Junior 4-H Team is Oklahoma Union with members Maci Moody, Addison Collier, Owen Dean and Joel Lelacheur.

First Place Senior 4-H Team is Brown Co., Texas, with members Hayden Schroeder, Blaze Cozart, Ashtyn Adams and Kylee Land.

First Place FFA Junior Team is Oklahoma Union with members Bodeee West, Nathan Dean, Daniel Moody, and Chasin Smalley.

First Place FFA Senior Team is Locust Grove with members Blaine Silka, Conner Wolf and Chloe Silka.

Second Place Junior 4-H Team is Alva with members Falynn Thomas, Betley Lott, Merritt Mantz, and Reece McMurphy.

Second Place Senior 4-H Team is Kay Co. with members Josie Doshier, Justin Fast, Tucker Jefferies and Reid Buellesfeld.

Second Place FFA Junior Team is EL Reno with members Rylan Fleendor, Josie Felton, Baylor Pearson and Audrey Bilderback.

Second Place FFA Senior Team is Elgin with members Ryder Owens, Taylor Glover, Laray Cox and Tommy Glover.

Third Place Junior 4-H Team is Stillwater #1 with members Tassi Fadley, Kaisley Onan, Nataley Stejskal and Audrey Arnall.

Third Place Senior 4-H Team is Sterling Co., Texas, with members Aubree Johnston, Casey Miller, Lane Hogan and Braydon Pitcock.

Third Place FFA Junior Team is Perkins-Tryon #1 with members Hagen Cundiff, Jake Odom, Wyatt Shepard and Brady Sperry.

Third Place FFA Senior Team is Morrison with members Toni Williams (Not Pictured), Wyatt Coffey, Rachel Swinford and Aubrey Mahon (Not Pictured).

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OSU Big 3 Beef Field Day July 17 • Stillwater, OK • 1,275 Contestants

Top 10 Junior 4-H High Individuals are 1. Jordyn Smith, Kay Co.; 2. Raylynn Parsons, Valliant #2; 3. Lexi Foster, Coleman Co., TX; 4. Braedon Callis, Minco; 5. Jordyn Jackson, Anadarko; 6. Kolton Kohler, Alex; 7. Teagyn Beliel, Kay Co.; 8. Caysen Meador, Sulphur; 9. Jett James, Grayson Co.; 10. Addison Dick.

Top 10 Senior 4-H High Individuals (from left) are 1. Steele Kenney, Llano Co.; 2. Josie Doshier, Kay Co.; 3. Reid Buellesfeld, Kay Co.; 4. Arden Pittman, Hansford; 5. Colton Tripp, Kay Co.; 6. Emmy Riggins, Hansford; 7. Elizabeth Hines, Tuttle #2; 8. Bodie Jeffries, Kay Co.; 9. Hunter Hines, Tuttle #1; 10. Justin Fast, Kay Co.

Top 10 Junior FFA High Individuals (from left) are 1. Thomas Grippando, Hartshorne; 2. Baylor Pearson, El Reno; 3. Caleb Brunson, Wilburton; 4. Kyriana Beard, Stillwater #1; 5. Ashlyn Jackson, Anadarko; 6. Laney Mcalester, Wilburton; 7. Avery McMurphy, Alva 1; 8. Chase Anderson, Purcell; 9. Taylor Breedlove, Cleveland; 10. Jennica Williams, Ft. Cobb Broxton.

Top 10 Senior FFA High Individuals (from left) are 1. Rylee Glazier, Lomega 1; 2. Ryder Klaasen, Hyrdo-Eakly; 3. Braydee Bussell, Haworth 1; 4. Hunter Perrier, Dewey; 5. Kennedy Clark, Minco; 6. Hallie Herrel, Minco; 7. Trey Myers, Perkins; 8. Destyn Emerson, Tuttle; 9. Kelby Ott, Lomega 1; 10. Sarah Albers, Harper.

First Place Junior 4-H Team is Kay Co. with members Jordyn Smith, Teagyn Beliel, Jessica Hobaugh and Levi Kubik.

First Place Senior 4-H Team is Kay County with members Josie Doshier, Justin Fast, Tucker Jefferies and Reid Buellesfeld.

First Place FFA Junior Team is EL Reno with members Baylor Pearson, Rylan Fleenor, Audrey Bilderback, Josie Felton.

First Place FFA Senior Team is Lomega #1 with members Rylee Glazier, Kelby Ott, Braxton Murray and Brooks Uhlenhake.

Second Place Junior 4-H Team is Valliant #2 with members Raylynn Parsons, Jaylyn Monk, Adelynn Clardy and Emma Thompson.

Second Place Senior 4-H Team is Kay County with members Colton Tripp, Bodie Jeffries, Hattie Steichen and Makynna Smith.

Second Place Junior FFA Team is Alva #1 with members Avery McMurphy, Brady Lott, Brooklyn Murrow, and Cristen Bosche.

Second Place FFA Senior Team is Minco with members Kennedy Clark, Hallie Herrel, Case Brassfield, Kadence Gatz.

Third Place Junior 4-H Team is Coleman Co., Texas, with members Lexi Foster, Haylee Foster, Kaci Garrett and Aiden Mayes.

Third Place Senior 4-H Team is Brown Co., Texas, with members Blaze Cozart, Ashtyn Adams, Hayden Schroeder and Kylee Land.

Third Place FFA Junior Team is Amber-Pocasset with members Avery McComas, Ladd Turner and Katlin Adams

Third Place Senior FFA Team is Elgin with members Ryder Owens, Laray Cox, Tommy Glover, and Taylor Glover.

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OSU Big 3 Swine Field Day July 18 • Stillwater, OK • 1,211 Contestants

Top 10 Junior 4-H High Individuals are 1. Jordyn Smith, Kay Co.; 2. Kilee Blehm, Mulhall-Orlando; 3. Raylynn Parsons, Valliant #2; 4. Tucker Wells, Guadalupe Co.; 5. Berklex Bradshaw, Henderson Co., Texas; 6. Jake Anthony, Ellis Co., Texas; 7. Emercyn Parsons, Porum; 8. Tyse Buck, Eufaula; 9. Braedon Callis, Minco; 10. Augustus Sexton, Gonzales Co.

Top 10 Senior 4-H High Individuals (from left) are 1. Hayden Schroeder, Brown Co., Texas; 2. Ashtyn Adams, Brown Co., Texas; 3. Bailey Malone, Benton Co. Arkansas; 4. Nicholas Reed, Tuttle 1 (Not Pictured); 5. Bodie Jeffries, Kay Co.; 6. Kade Robertson, Okfuskee; 7. Lane Hogan, Sterling Co., Texas; 8. Arden Pittman, Hansford; 9. Reid Buellesfeld, Kay Co.; 10. Colton Tripp, Kay Co.

Top 10 Junior FFA High Individuals (from left) are 1. Baler Lott, Madill 1; 2. Cristen Bosche, Alva 1 (Not Pictured); 3. Baylor Pearson, El Reno; 4. Ashlee Purvine, Thomas-Fay-Custer 1; 5. Elle Yates, Stillwater, #1; 6. Brady Lott, Alva 1; 7. Laney Mcalester, Wilburton; 8. Hagen Cundiff, Perkins-Tryon; 9. Reign Scasta, Madill 2; 10. Riley Hill, Bristow.

Top 10 Senior FFA High Individuals (from left) are 1. Dade Delozier, Adair 1; 2. Blaine Silka, Locust Grove; 3. Graci Osborn, Newcastle; 4. Baylee Brown, Mulhall-Orlando; 5. Braedon Hopkins, Keys; 6. Connor Mack, Drummond; 7. Jhett Birdwell, Kingfisher; 8. Hunter Durkee, Waynoka; 9. Wyatt Collins, Cashion; 10. Connor Pell, Adair #1.

First Place Junior 4-H Team is Kay Co. with members Jordyn Smith, Teagyn Beliel, Jessica Hobaugh and Levi Kubik.

First Place Senior 4-HTeam is Brown Co., Texas, with members Hayden Schroeder, Blaze Cozart, Ashtyn Adams and Kylee Land.

First Place Junior FFA Team is Madill 1 with members Baler Lott, Hadley Bell, Bridger Lott and Mayla Coleman

First Place Senior FFA Team is Adair #1 is Dade Delozier, Connor Pell, Dax Delozier and Carrington Troyer

Second Place Junior 4-H Team is Stillwater, #1 with members Tassi Fadley, Kaisley Onan, Nataley Stejskal and Audrey Arnall.

Second Place Senior 4-H Team is Kay Co. with members Josie Doshier, Justin Fast, Tucker Jefferies and Reid Buellesfeld.

Second Place Junior FFA Team is Alva #1 with members Cristen Bosche, Brody Lott, Brooklyn Murrow, and Avery McMurphy.

Second Place Senior FFA Team is Minco with members Kennedy Clark, Hallie Herrel, Case Brassfield, Kadence Gatz.

Third Place Junior 4-H Team is Fort Gibson with members Raygan Greathouse, Paisley Nail, Lane Capps, Lillie Bolinger.

Third Place Senior 4-H Team is Kay Co. with members Colton Tripp, Bodie Jeffries, Hattie Steichen and Makynna Smith

Third Place Junior FFA Team is Perkins-Tryon 1 with members Hagen Cundiff, Jake Odom, Wyatt Shepard and Brady Sperry.

Third Place Senior FFA Team is Lomega 1 with members Rylee Glazier, Kelby Ott, Braxton Murray and Brooks Uhlenhake.

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OSU Big 3 Overall Champs July 18 • Stillwater, OK

Overall Top 10 Junior 4-H High Individuals are 1. Jordyn Smith, Kay Co.; 2. Raylynn Parsons, Valliant #2; 3. Braedon Callis, Minco; 4. Jordyn Jackson, Anadarko; 5. Tassi Fadely, Stillwater, #1; 6. Tucker Wells, Guadalupe Co.; 7. Addison Dick, Oklahoma Union Individual; 8. Austin Airhart, Lubbock Co.; 9. Berklex Bradshaw, Henderson Co., Texas; 10. Kolton Kohler, Alex.

Overall Senior 4-H High Individuals are 1. Josie Doshier, Kay Co.; 2. Colton Tripp, Kay Co.; 3. Bodie Jeffries, Kay Co.; 4. Ashtyn Adams, Brown Co., Texas; 5. Arden Pittman, Hansford; 6. Hayden Schroeder, Brown Co., Texas; 7. Blaze Cozart, Brown Co., Texas; 8. Lane Hogan, Sterling Co., Texas; 9. Justin Fast, Kay Co.; 10. Hunter Hines, Tuttle #1.

Overall Junior FFA High Individuals are 1. Baylor Pearson, EL Reno; 2. Baler Lott, Madill 1; 3. Thomas Grippando, Hartshorne; 4. Rylan Fleenor, EL Reno; 5. Brady Lott, Alva 1; 6. Nathan Dean, Oklahoma Union; 7. Ashley Purvine, Thomas-Fay-Custer; 8. Cooper Maxwell, Adair; 9. Ashton Conner, Coweta 1; 10. Chloee Barnes, Keys Jr.

Overall Senior FFA High Individuals are 1. Blaine Silka, Locust Grove; 2. Ryder Owens, Elgin; 3. Rylee Glazier, Lomega #1; 4. Hunter Perrier, Dewey; 5. Kennedy Clark, Minco; 6. Hallie Herrel, Minco; 7. Connor Pell, Adair #1; 8. Destyn Emerson, Tuttle; 9. Caleb Willoughby, Byng; 10. Dade Delozier, Adair #1.

First Place Overall Junior 4-H Team is Kay Co. with members Jordyn Smith, Teagyn Beliel, Jessica Hobaugh, and Levi Kubik.

First Place Overall Senior 4-H Team is Kay Co. with members Josie Doshier, Justin Fast, Tucker Jeffries and Reid Buellesfeld.

First Place Overall Junior FFA Team is EL Reno with members Rylan Fleendor, Josie Felton, Baylor Pearson and Audrey Bilderback.

First Place Overall Senior FFA Team is Elgin with members Tommy Glover, Taylor Glover, Laray Cox and Ryder Owens.

Second Place Overall Junior 4-H Team is Stillwater, #1 with members Tassi Fadley, Kaisley Onan, Nataley Stejskal and Audrey Arnall.

Second Place Overall Senior 4-H Team is Brown Co., Texas, with members Ashytn Adams, Hayden Schroeder, Blaze Cozart and Kylee Land.

Second Place Overall Junior FFA Team is Alva #1 with members Avery McMurphy, Brady Lott, Brooklyn Murrow, and Cristen Bosche.

Second Place Overall Senior FFA Team is Adair #1 with members Connor Pell, Dade Delozier, Dax Delozier and Carrington Troyer.

Third Place Overall Junior 4-H Team is Coleman Co., Texas, with members Lexi Foster, Haylee Foster, Kaci Garrett and Aiden Mayes.

Third Place Overall Senior 4-H Team is Kay Co. with members Colton Tripp, Bodie Jeffries, Hattie Steichen and Makynna Smith.

Third Place Overall Junior FFA Team is Oklahoma Union with members Bodee West, Nathan Dean, Daniel Moody, and Chasin Smalley.

Third Place Overall Senior FFa Team is Minco with members Kenndy Clark, Hallie Herrel, Case Brassfield and Kadence Gatz.

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MEAT JUDGING 2022 PARTICIPANTS: Makayla Spencer, Brookelyn Cannon, Reiley Gerard, Terra Hart, Payton Hannington, Tyller Mizchell, Maddison Griffin, Avery Williams, Violet Rotch, Kaden Hiwell, Bryale Johnson, Brooklyn Atchley, Eli Whitney, Caleb Rockey, Tanner Dickson, Conner Langworthey, Brody Woody, Bailen Kocurek, Ruger Herren, Reed Allen, Lindsay Reppen, Abby Hale, Abby Gourd, JJ Gourd. Page 30 - SEPTEMBER 2022

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LIVESTOCK JUDGING 2022 PARTICIPANTS: Delaney Taylor, Clayton McCurley, Jacob Stripling, Brody Newborn, Cameren Courtney, Hayden Scott, Brody Fox, Olivia McCool, Brynlee Willis, Audrey Bailey, Allie Hamson, KhrEISCyzna Coggins, Paisley Nail, Jocie Tallant, Gracie Edwards, Kayla Venable, Tayen Rodgate, Tory Mason, Robert Kincade, Brice Brown, Jessica Klassen, Kirsten Walk, Gracie Ward, Whitney Hanks, Allison Blocker, Hunter Durkee, Alex Black, Jenna Fielder, Bailey Wood, Claire Walden, Karsyn Perrin, Jaci McGowen, Bristol Wood, Ronni Adams, Ellie Reagar, Mylie Cato, Hadlie Thornton, Gabby Marsh, Abby Cole, Emma Gifford, Avery White, Jasey Baker, Kyleigh Green, Karlee Glover, Jana Stacey, Brook McGuire, Katlyn Wilson, Katlynn Fagari, Abigail Breese, Emma Lyn, Carli Thomas, Jacey Smith, Claire Walston, Maysen Garrett, Alie Holler- Willess, Kimber Reaves, Makenlyn Westbrook, Carly Pope, Chloe Marguardt, Emily Story, Alivia Wright, Taydem Perryman, Rhandell Fipps, Landen Watson, Noah Lewis, Blade Smith, Erik Fonkalsrud, Parker Nunley, Conner Nunn, Clay McKiddy, Khyler Simen, Lathan Rogers, Tredyn Armstrong, Raygan Greathouse, Aiden Rexwinkle, Jaxson Staggs, Chase Anderson, Carter Thomas, Kaden Pliler, Denver Patzack, Caleb Brunson, Jacob Owens, Colt McGee, Riley Lang- Foshee, Aidan Mills, Kale Robison, Conner Wolf, Kix Lee, Colt Day, Trisdon Metseff, Parker Irwin, Baylor Grego, Tucker Kitchel, Jiles Whisenhunt, Kutler Ward, Emily Peterson, Cruzer Gibe, Keely Hollenback, Tanner Kitchel, Chisolm Tubbs, Brenna Crider, Laney McAlester, Max Hollenback, Brooklyn Burns, Hadley Tubbs, Adisyn Ward, Doc Downing, Steven Sanders, Karson Osborn, Conner Stamps, Macs Harkins.

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Kansas 4-H Livestock

Sweepstakes

Aug. 24 • Manhattan, KS • 300 participants

Champion Quiz Bowl Team: Wildcat District. The quiz bowl contest is a question-and-answer game show format where the youth are asked livestock questions and answer by hitting a buzzer. Wildcat Team One won the state contest this weekend and will now represent Kansas at the national competition! The team comprised of Cecillia Newby (Labette), Trey Newby, Maddix Small, and Maggie Chandler (all Montgomery) who will represent Kansas 4-H at nationals in Louisville, Kentucky in November.

Champion Livestock Judging Team: Frontier District with members Tyler Gillespie, Calla Higbie, Bryce Hatfield, and Lane Higbie.

Top 10 Intermediate Meats individuals pictured (l to r) are: Hayley Shadden, Southwind District, first; Kendyl Bloesser, Southwind District, second; Nathan Turner, Sedgwick County, third; Kealie Bryant, West Plains District, fourth; Makinlee Bloesser, Southwind District, fifth; Asher Turned, Sedgwick County, sixth; Marley Sutton, Southwind District, seventh; Hannah Perrier, Greenwood County, eighth; Addison Westerman, Greenwood, ninth; and Keagan McMurray, Barber County, tenth.

Top 10 Meat Judging individuals pictured (l to r) are: Lyle Perrier, Greenwood County, first; Luke Fankhauser, Greenwood County, second; Aaron Morales, West Plains District, third; Addie Smith, Wildcat District, fifth; Adelle Higbie, Frontier District, seventh; Gwen Fry, Southwind District, eighth; Callan Smith, Barber County, ninth; and Aidan Yoho, Southwind District, tenth. Not pictured is Liam Nichols, Central Kansas District, fourth; and Lillian Hulse, Central Kansas District, sixth.

Top 10 Livestock Judging individuals pictured (l to r) are: Calla Higbie, Frontier District, first; Weston Schrader, Central Kansas District, second; James DeRouchey, Pottawatomie County, third; Lane Higbie, Frontier District, fourth; Kyser Nemecek, Southwind District, sixth; Carly Dreher, Southwind District, seventh; Brady Hurt, Southwind District, eighth; and Jenna DeRouchey, Pottawatomie County, ninth. Not pictured is Grace Pool, Harper County, fifth; and Cale Shorter, Cowley County, tenth. 2022 Champion Intermediate Meat Judging Team: Southwind District with members Hailey Shadden, Kendyl Bloesser, Marley Sutton, and McKinley Sutton.

Top 10 Skillathon individuals pictured (l to r) are: Aidan Yoho, Southwind District, first; Lyle Perrier, Greenwood County, second; Tate Crystal, Southwind District, third; August Hulse, Central Kansas District, fourth; Lane Higbie, Frontier District, sixth; Brooke Gaines, Greenwood County, seventh; Calley Stubbs, Sunflower District, eighth; Haleigh O'Brein, Southwind District, ninth; and Kansas Lange, Pawnee County, tenth. Not pictured is Tanner Hommertzheim, Sedgwick County, fifth. Page 38 - SEPTEMBER 2022

Champion Meat Judging Team: Central Kansas with members Weston Schrader, Lillian Hulse, Josi Schrader, and Liam Nichols.

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American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Cooperative has announced its 2022-2023 AFR Youth Advisory Council. This year’s council members were chosen by popular vote during the organization’s 2022 Senior Leadership Summit, which was held July 27-30. Members of the 2022-2023 AFR Youth Advisory Council are Kolton Hunt, Wellston; Callen Cox, Crescent; Kelby

Ott, Lomega; Morley Griffith, Dale; and Halee Pullen, Stratford. The AFR Youth Advisory Council is an opportunity for high school seniors who are active in the AFR Youth Program to further their leadership and program management skills. Council members assist in planning many AFR Youth Program events, facilitate general AFR events and act as mentors for younger Oklahoma youth. Council members also participate in agriculture-based service projects throughout the year. “The AFR Cooperative is proud to invest in the future of Oklahoma through our state’s youth,” said AFR President Scott Blubaugh. “The AFR Youth Council is a unique opportunity to recognize and encourage some of our exceptional program participants.” To become an AFR Youth Advisory Council member, the student or an immediate family member must be an AFR Insurance policyholder and have attended a Senior Leadership Summit prior to the year applying. The AFR Youth Advisory Council is just one of many AFR Youth Program traditions. For more information about the 2022-2023 Youth Advisory Council, contact AFR Youth Coordinator Tailor Atkinson at 405-218-5566. Page 40 - SEPTEMBER 2022

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Hobart FFA in Washington

Left to right: Zell Freeman, Jenna Holt, and Polly Tacker at the Washington Monument By Jenna Holt, Hobart FFA Reporter (Okla.) Hobart FFA members Zell Freeman, Jenna Holt, and Polly Tacker recently attended the Washington Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C., June 19-27. Along with 92 other Oklahoma FFA members, they traveled through many states on a 27-hour bus ride to get to the conference. Upon arrival, they joined with 200 other members from various states. They saw Arlington National Cemetery, many monuments, and even got to be a part of history. On Friday, June 24, WLC attendees were exploring Capitol Hill when the news broke that the Supreme Court had overturned Roe v. Wade less than a football field away from where they stood.

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The Howe FFA chapter of Howe, Oklahoma, has been recognized in 2022 National Chapter Award Program from the National FFA Organization. The program recognizes outstanding FFA chapters from throughout the country that actively implement the mission and strategies of the organization. These chapters improve chapter operations using the National Quality FFA Chapter

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Standards and a Program of Activities that emphasizes growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture. Chapters are rewarded for providing educational experiences for the entire membership. Chapters that received star ratings during judging this summer and will be recognized at the 95th National FFA Convention and Expo, Oct 26-29.

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Skill-A-Thon Junior Division: 1. Lane Toledo, Visalia, Calif.; 3. Selby Hulse, Hannibal, Mo.

Crystal Award Winners: Brantley Humpert, Windthorst, Texas, left, and Lauren Wolter, Aviston, Ill.

Extemporaneous Speaking Junior A Division: 1. Carson Peterson, Whitesboro, Texas; 3. Avery Mullen, Ulysses, Kan.

Extemporaneous Speaking Junior B Division: 1. Nate Bowman, Alamance, N.C.; 3. Corbin Russell, Paxico, Kan.

Skill-A-Thon Intermediate Division: 1. Lauren Wolter, Aviston, Ill.; 2. Lyle Perrier, Eureka, Kan.; 3. Jayce Ware, Lithia, Fla.

Extemporaneous Speaking Intermediate A Division: 1. Claire Murnin, Huntley, Mont.; 2. Lyle Perrier, Eureka, Kan.; 3. Jackson McCurry, Colwich, Kan.

Skill-A-Thon Senior Division: 1. Ellie Kidwell, Walhonding, Ohio; 2. TaraLee Hudson, Belvidere, Neb.; 3. Mandy Bramhall, Lovettsville, Va.

Extemporaneous Speaking Intermediate B Division: 1. Lauren Wolter, Aviston, Ill.; 2. Jade Lassaga, Wheatland, Calif.; 3. Taylor Kelner, Bradley, Ark.

Extemporaneous Speaking Senior Division: 1. Jonwyn Ayres, Medford, Ore.; 2. Ethan Vanderwert, Columbia, Mo.; 3. Ava Perrier, Eureka, Kan. Page 44 - SEPTEMBER 2022

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Top Five Showmen Dylan Evans, judge; Olivia Gerloff, Bland, Mo., fifth place; Taylor Kelner, Bradley, Ark., fourth place; Lauren Frederick, Hutchinson, Kan., third place; Walker McDermott, Wiota, Iowa, second place; Paige Lemenager, Hudson, Ill., first place; Melissa Davis, judge; and Pearl Walthall, judge.

First Place Finish in the Fitting Contest: Illinois Juniors Adam Miller, Gridley; Cody York, Palestine; Charlee Jones, Gridley; and Jack Dameron, Towanda, all recipients; and Tess Mittag, Manager of Stock Show University, presenting.

Gold Award Recipients: Pictured front row from left are Jaden Borman, Holland, Minn.; Kristina Scheurman, Warsaw, Ohio; Jordan Johnson, Fort Dodge, Iowa; Eva Hinrichsen, Westmoreland, Kan.; Rylie Philipello, Bryan, Texas; Lauren Gilbert, Oldfield, Mo.; Baylee Wulfkuhle, Lawrence, Kan.; Sophia Patchin, Mitchellville, Iowa; Mattie Harward and Marcie Harward, both of Richfield, N.C.; J. Gordon Clark, Gretna, Va.; Kinsey Crowe, Eaton, Ohio; and TaraLee Hudson, Belvidere, Neb. Second Row from left are Lily Gisclair, Longville, La.; Kara LeBeouf, Deridder, La.; Mikayla St. Clair, Berryville, Va.; Samantha Wallace, Kansas, Ohio; and Ciara Raithel, Auxvasse, Mo. Back row from left are Ty Mogck, Olivet, S.D.; Matthew Rosman, Creston, Wash.; Jace Stagemeyer, Page, Neb.; Zach McCall, Greenville, Va.; Mardee Sadowsky, Eagleville, Mo.; Nicholas Siemens, Towanda, Kan.; Kady Figge, Onaga, Kan.; Emma Nowotny, New Braunfels, Texas; Victoria Gerken, Cashion, Okla.; Justin Wood, Willow Springs, N.C.; Dawson Johnson, Pipestone, Minn.; Gracie Smith, Kirbyville, Texas; and Ben Mayfield, Pulaski, Tenn. Photo by Pearl's Pics. agyouth.com

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By Courtney Blagg, Oologah FFA Reporter (Okla.) OFFICER RETREAT—The 2022-2023 Oologah FFA officer team headed off to Beaver, Arkansas for our annual officer retreat. During those three days, we planned exciting new chapter meetings, activities and events for the upcoming year, and participated in leadership and bonding activities to better ourselves and our team! ALUMNI CAMP—Oologah FFA had 29 kids attend the 2022 Alumni Leadership Camp, Making it the largest number of members we’ve had attending in the same year! We had nine members attend the second session of the “happiest place on earth” and 20 members in session 3! Over the four days of Alumni Camp, members learned valuable leadership skills and made lasting friendships with other FFA members across the state. Courtney Blagg had the honor of raising the flag with Central Area Vice President Presley Pullen and speaking in the flag ceremony on the last morning of camp! Kalei Kellog was also given the opportunity to lower the flag with Northeast Area Vice President Kyla Taylor and also spoke on the flag ceremony team. BIG 3—Members spent three days at Big 3 Livestock Field Days practicing their goat, sheep, hog and cattle judging skills. OYLE—Emily Cook, Courtney Blagg, and Ross Turner attended the very first Oklahoma Youth Legislative Experience at the Oklahoma State Capitol. These members spent two days engaging in a mock legislative experience at the capital, presenting bills they wrote, listening to other 4-H and FFA members' bills, and vetoing and passing bills on the house floor. They also had the opportunity to volunteer their time at the Oklahoma City Food Pantry. SHEEP AND GOAT CAMP—Oologah FFA held our annual sheep and goat camp on July 29 at our school arena. 4-H and FFA members learned valuable clipping, fitting, and showmanship skills taught by some of our own members as well as, Macy Koch, and Owen Hossack. FARM BUREAU REPORTERS CONFERENCE—Courtney Blagg attended tthe Farm Bureau Reporters Conference to learn photography, social media, and writing skills. AFR LEADERSHIP SUMMIT—Next, six of our members headed back to Oklahoma City to the AFR Leadership Summit. where they spent four days and three nights learning leadership skills. LIVESTOCK SHOW—Members ended the summer competing in our very own livestock show, where Oologah FFA had a lot of success such as Grand Champion Market Steer, Reserve Champion Market Steer, Grand Champion Market Wether, and Reserve Champion Market Wether.


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By Breya Beck Waynoka FFA Reporter (Okla.) The Waynoka FFA hosted the "Best of the Best" Reasons Camp May 2325. During this time there were many classes of breeding does, breeding ewes, performance bulls, Simmental heifers, Red Angus heifers, market hogs, and breeding gilts evaluated. FFA and 4-H livestock judging teams traveled from Alva, Fairview, Kingfisher, Seiling, Shattuck, Vinita, and Waynoka to attend. Throughout the three days the beginners had help from Marlie Farris and Todd Blocker learning how to memorize a set of reasons while also presenting them, too. Brooke Ferguson and Keith Martin helped the intermediates work on writing a set by themselves and giving them to the reasons taker. Page 48 - SEPTEMBER 2022

Advanced learned more terms to use and gave their reasons with the help of Lane Howe, Chris Hall, and Tyler Gradert. Students learned how to memorize, set up, and present a complete set of reasons as well as learn about bull EPD's. EPD is short for expected progeny differences. Participants gave their reasons to various ag teachers and college students to build up their confidence and reasons vocabulary. We appreciate all of the students and ag teachers for coming and participating in this camp. Also we would like to thank the following: Bixler Ranch, McMurphy Farms, and Redgate Cattle Company for providing cattle classes, Jimmy Davis for providing sheep classes, Chris Kelln for providing goat classes, and Gosney Livestock for providing hog classes.

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A team representing the Guthrie FFA chapter in Guthrie, Oklahoma, has been named a finalist this year in the Power, Structural, and Technical Systems category Division 2 of the competition. Team members are Zach Allen and Holden Ingram The National FFA Agriscience Fair is a key competition that is part of the annual National FFA Convention & Expo, Oct. 26 – 29, 2022 in Indianapolis. To qualify, FFA members working as individuals or teams in grades seven through 12 are required to conduct a scientific research project pertaining to the agriculture or food science industries and win their state’s FFA agriscience fair. Individuals or teams compete in one of six categories – animal systems; environmental services/natural resource systems; food products and processing systems; plant systems; power, structural and technical systems; or social science – in six divisions – individuals in grades 7-8, teams grades 7-8, individuals grades 9-10,teams grades 9-10, individuals in grades 11-12, and teams grades 11-12. First-place winners in each state have qualified for the national pre-qualifying judging. The panel of judges reviewed entries and selected a maximum of 12 in each category and division to move on to the national competition. For a complete list of results, check here: https://www.ffa. org/participate/awards/agriscience-fair/. Page 50 - SEPTEMBER 2022

Bexlei Good of the Fargo-Gage FFA along with many other FFA members from across the state attended Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s 2022 FFA Reporters Conference held Thursday, July 11, at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Oklahoma City. Designed to teach chapter FFA reporters how to promote FFA in their communities, the conference featured a variety of sessions to help students develop skills and knowledge in communications practices including photography and videography, social media, writing and graphic design. “As the percentage of Oklahomans involved in agriculture continues to dwindle, the need grows for a new generation of leaders to help tell the wonderful stories of our industry,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “We’re proud to offer these students a chance to learn and grow their

communications skills to not only promote FFA and agricultural education, but also advocate for our state’s incredible farmers and ranchers.” Students also had an opportunity to learn about degree options and career opportunities available in agricultural communications.

By Bexlei Good, Fargo-Gage FFA Reporter (Okla.) The Fargo-Gage FFA chapter was represented at the 50th annual Oklahoma FFA Alumni Leadership Camp at the Tulakogee Conference Center on Fort Gibson Lake near Wagoner, Okla. More than 1,600 FFA members from over 300 Oklahoma FFA chapters are registered to attend one of four 3½-day sessions June 26-July 9 2022. Fargo-Gage members who attended session one of Alumni Camp are Jerickah Laverty, William Graves and Trenton Kidd. These members

gained lifelong friends and memories from their experience at Alumni Camp. William Graves said, “My favorite thing was meeting everyone, the people were all really nice and it was fun because of all the group activities we did made it really social.” The 2022 camp engaged FFA members in fun-filled, action-packed activities focused on personal, team and service leadership. Special presenters included kickoff speaker, Bill Cordes, Kansas; keynote speaker, Ben Glenn, Indiana; and entertainment provided by hypnotist Dr. Al Snyder, Wisconsin.

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By Ava Jo Davenport, Wellston FFA Reporter (Okla.) Over 200 members and guests attended the annual Wellston FFA Banquet held at the High School Gymnasium on May 12. The evening began with an officer slide show as Lillianna Perrine and Mackenzie Webb introduced the 2021–2022 chapter officer team. Ava Davenport and Holli McConnell controlling the lights while Lawson Hunt did the sound. The 2021-2022 FFA Officers and Wylee Terrell presented opening ceremonies. Eighth grade FFA members Hayden Green and Wylee Terrell gave the welcome. The invocation was given by Cooper Priddy before the meal. Freshman FFA members Brinley McLain, Ava Jo Davenport, Josie Murray, Tate McConnell, and Holli McConnel presented the FFA Creed to the guests. Blaiklyn Grimmett introduced the special guests in attendance. Proficiency awards were presented by Shaley Barnes and Taylor McConnell to deserving FFA members with outstanding Supervised Agricultural Experience programs. These Proficiency Awards were presented to Ross Nichols, Cooper Priddy, Tate McConnell, Saydee Her, Jett Golightly, Hayden Green, Gauge McLin, Jacob Fine, Justin Kelley, Wylee Terrell, and Shaley Barnes. FFA Advisors Marty Coulson and Brianna Roat presented the members with certificates for participating in Career Development Events. Kolton Hunt and Hayden Campbell presented the awards for the top meat sales to Kaden James, Jack McCorkle, Mackenzie Webb, Brinley McLain, Hayden Green, Kaden Bozeman, Justin Kelley, Jett Golightly, Taylor McConnell, and Cooper Priddy. The Top Overall Salesman this year went to Cooper Priddy with a total sale of agyouth.com

Pictured is the 2022-23 Wellston FFA Chapter Officer Team. Standing left to right is Josie Murray, secretary; Holli McConnell, historian; Blaiklyn Grimmett, secretary; Cooper Priddy, vice president; Tate McConnell, sentinel; Kolton Hunt, president; and Ava Jo Davenport, reporter. $8,328. FFA Advisers Marty Coulson and Brianna Roat presented Senior FFA member Shawn Bays with the Top Hand award for 2021-22. Receiving the Honorary Chapter FFA Degree was Micaela Halverson. The first annual Outstanding FFA Member Award went to Wylee Terrell. Tate McConnell received the Star Greenhand award this year sponsored by Steffenson’s AFR Insurance in Wellston. Shawn Bays recognized all the Honorary State FFA Degree Recipients. Mr. Dwayne Danker and State Representative Kevin Wallace presented State FFA Degree Citations to Taylor McConnell, Shawn Bays, Haleigh Ohl, and Shaley Barnes.

The Wellston FFA Chapter presented Vicky Magar with a thank you card and gift certificate for their appreciation to her for all her hard work throughout the year. The Advisers presented Shaley Barnes with Chapter Star in Agriscience and Taylor McConnell with Chapter Star Farmer. The AFR Scholarship, Bill Forgey Scholarship, Troy Swafford Scholarship, and Bill Mathew Scholarship was presented to Taylor McConnell. The Troy Swafford Scholarship was also presented to Haleigh Ohl. Finally, the senior officers introduced the 2022-23 Chapter Officer Team. The Banquet ended with the 2022-23 officers presenting closing ceremonies.

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Highway 9 Sheep, Goat, Swine Jackpot August 5-6 • Mt. View, OK

Grand Ewe: Kobi Scroggins

Reserve Grand Ewe: Wyatt Lange

Grand Wether: Brody Scroggins

Reserve Grand Wether: Kinley Pruett

Not Pictured: Reserve Grand Doe, Makyah Clifton; Grand and Reserve Grand Wether Goat, Cara Cummins

Grand Doe: Addyson Schneberger

Grand Swine; Addison Carson

Reserve Grand Swine: Don Downing

Bronze Swine: Preslee Bennett

Ottawa County Free Fair Judging Contest August 2022 • Miami, OK Junior Division (13 and younger): 1. Gracie Cook, Afton *Res. High Ind. Overall;* 2. Caytie Couch, Quapaw; 3. Renee Wayland, Afton; 4. Tenley Davis, Wyandotte; 5. Katee Shouse, Afton; 6. Skylar Forkner, Fairland; 7. Charles Harris, Quapaw; 8. Emersyn Corter, Miami; 9. Lane Wayland, Afton; 10. Hannah Harris, Quapaw

Senior Division (14 and older): 1. Taylor Fent, Wyandotte *High Ind. Overall;* 2. Mylie Hance, Wyandotte; 3. Aiden Victor, Afton; 4. Cashlyn Todd, Afton; 5. Frankie Hance, Wyandotte; 6. Jose Padron, Wyandotte; 7. Lane Young, Fairland; 8. Breelee Maple, Miami; 9. Jaren Cox, Miami Page 52 - SEPTEMBER 2022

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Goats

Sept. 9, 11 a.m., Kansas State Fair Goat Showmanship, Hutchinson, KS Sept. 9, 6 p.m., Jackson County Fair Sheep and Goat Jackpot, Jackson County Expo Center, Altus, OK (Open to all Youth) Sept. 10, OYMGA Goat Show, Kellyville, OK Sept.10, 8 a.m., Kansas State Fair Meat Goat Market Show, Hutchinson, KS Sept.11, 8 a.m., Kansas State Fair Breeding Doe Show, Hutchinson, KS Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m., Youth Dairy Goat Showmanship;Youth and Open Dairy Goats (Jr. Goats, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 21, 9:30 a.m., Youth and Open Dairy Goats (Sr. Goats), OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 23, 5 p.m., Goat Skillathon, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m., Open ABGA Boer Goats Day 1, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 24, 10 a.m., Junior Market Wether and Wether Dam Goat Showmanship; Junior Market Wether Goat; Junior Market Wether Dam Goat, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m., Open ABGA Boer Goats Day 2, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 25, 10 a.m., Junior Prospect Doe Showmanship; Junior Prospect Does, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 28, 6 p.m., Dairy Goat Showmanship; Youth Junior Does, Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK Sept. 29, 8 a.m., Dairy Goat Youth Senior Does; Open Senior and Junior Does, Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK Sept. 30, OYE Champions Tribute Goat Sale, Pfeiffer Farms Sale Facility, Orlando, OK Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, Kansas Junior Livestock Show Oct. 17, Pfeiffer Farms Doe Kid Online Sale, showgoats.com Oct. 22, OYMGA Goat Show, Cleveland Ag Barn, Cleveland, OK Dec. 17, OYMGA Goat Show, Kellyville, OK

Cattle

Sept. 9, 3:30 p.m., Kansas State Fair Beef Showmanship, Hutchinson, KS Sept.10, 8 a.m., Kansas State Fair Beef Market Show, Hutchinson, KS Sept.10, 5 p.m., Jackson County Fair Cattle Jackpot, Jackson County Expo Center, Altus, OK (Open to all Youth) Sept.11, 8 a.m., Kansas State Fair Breeding Heifer Show, Hutchinson, KS Sept. 16, 2 p.m., Beef Skillathon, OK State Fair, OK Sept. 16, 5 p.m., Junior Beef Showmanship, OK State Fair, OKC Spet. 17, McPeak's Be A Champ Clinic, Expo, Carthage, TX Sept. 17, 9:30 a.m., Junior Prospect Steer Show, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 17, 1:30 p.m., Junior Charolais and Composites; Junior Commercial Heifer Show, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 18, 10:30 a.m., Junior Simmental and Simmental Influence; Junior and Open Main; Junior and Open MaineTainer; Open British White,OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 19, 9 a.m., 4-H and FFA Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m., Junior Dairy Cattle Showmanship, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 20, 9:30 a.m., Junior and Open Dairy Cattle, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 22, 11 a.m., Junior and Open Brahman; Junior and Open AOB Beef, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m., Junior and Open Angus; Junior and Open Miniature Hereford; Junior and Open Chianina, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 23, 5:30 p.m., PeeWee Beef Showmanship, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 24, 10 a.m., Junior and Open Brangus; Junior and Open Herefords; Junior and Open Shorthorn; Junior and Open Shorthorn Plus, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 25, 9 a.m., Junior and Open Red Angus; Junior Percentage Red Angus; Junior and Open Santa Gertrudis, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, Kansas Junior Livestock Show

Swine

Sept. 8, 7 p.m., The Okmulgee Open Swine Jackpot, Okmulgee County Fairgrounds, Okmulgee, OK (Open to any age from anywhere) Sept. 9, 2 p.m., Kansas State Fair Swine Showmanship, Hutchinson, KS Sept. 10, 8 a.m., Kansas State Fair Swine Market Show, Hutchinson, KS Sept. 10, 10 a.m., Jackson County Fair Sheep and Goat Jackpot, Jackson County Expo Center, Altus, OK (Open to all Youth) Sept. 11, 8 a.m., Kansas State Fair Breeding Gilt Show, Hutchinson, KS Sept. 16, 4 p.m., Junior Swine Showmanship, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 17, 9 a.m., Junior Market Barrow Show, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 17, 9 a.m., Youth Commercial Gilts, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 18, 9 a.m., Youth Breeding Gilts,OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 24, TKO Farm Sale, at the farm, Elgin, OK Sept. 30, 10:30 a.m., COBA Summer Classic, Woodward County Event Center and Fairgrounds, Woodward, OK Sept. 30, 4 p.m., Junior Breeding Gilt Showmanship, Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, Kansas Junior Livestock Show Oct. 9, 3 p.m., Breeders' Showcase Premier Live Auction, Lincoln County1 Fairgrounds, Chandler, OK (OBSE) Oct. 19-22, NSR Fall Classic, Duncan, OK (Deadline for Entries: Sept. 22) Oct. 22, 4:05 p.m., Perfect Timing Pig Sale, Comanche County Fairgrounds, Lawton, OK

Sheep

Sept. 9, 3 p.m., Kansas State Fair Sheep Showmanship, Hutchinson, KS Sept. 9, 6 p.m., Jackson County Fair Sheep and Goat Jackpot, Jackson County Expo Center, Altus, OK (Open to all Youth) Sept. 10, 8 a.m., Kansas State Fair Sheep Market Show, Hutchinson, KS Sept. 11, Pirtle Farms Late Lamb Online Sale, wlivestock.com Sept. 11, 8 a.m., Kansas State Fair Breeding Ewe Show, Hutchinson, KS Sept. 16, 12 p.m., Junior Market Wether Lamb and Ewe Showmanship, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 16, 5 p.m., Junior Market Ewe Show, OK State Fair, OK Sept. 17, 8:30 a.m., Junior Market Wether Lamb Show, OK State Fair, OK Sept. 18, Junior Breeding Sheep Showmanship; Junior Breeding Sheep Show, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 30, 6 p.m., Junior Breeding Gilt Showmanship, Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, OK Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, Kansas Junior Livestock Show Oct. 11, OYE Champions Tribute Online Sheep Sale, stockshowplanet.com

Other Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m., Kansas State Fair Special Olympics Showmanship, Hutchinson, KS Sept. 15, 9 a.m., 4-H and FFA Livestock Judging Contest, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 18, 9 a.m., Youth Extemporaneous Speech Competition, OK State Fair, OKC Sept. 27, The Muscogee Nation Trap Shooting and Archery Competition, Connors State College, Warner, OK (Open to all Native American Youth, 14 years old to High School Senior)

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