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National FFA Star Finalist in Agribusiness Brady Womack of the Morris FFA Chapter Heads to Indy

Fri, 19 Oct 2018 11:16:01 CDT

National FFA Star Finalist in Agribusiness Brady Womack of the Morris FFA Chapter Heads to Indy At the 2018 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis - Oklahoma continues the tradition of placing finalists into the Star Competition. Oklahoma has two Star Finalists for 2018. One of them is a National Star Finalist in Agribusiness - Brady Womack of the Morris FFA Chapter, who sat down with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays to talk about his business before he hit the road to Indianapolis this week. You can listen to their complete conversation by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of the page.


“It’s called B5 Enterprises Show Supplies,” Womack said. “I provide quality show supplies from Weaver’s, Sullivan’s, Jobe’s and I even have my own line of supplies and equipment - from sheep and goat stands to cattle displays - everything besides a show box.”


Womack started his business from the ground up in 2012 after acquiring a bank loan of $12,000 for the initial capital he needed to get his business firmly established. Womack was able to pay off that loan through his hard work in just 18 months. Since then, he has watched his business grow from one trailer to now six and employs his own sales team to help spread the work load. Today, Womack’s business has a presence at 300 junior livestock shows a year, attending between three and five show each weekend between December and March. He credits his experiences through the FFA with helping him to develop some of the practical skills that have proved necessary in successfully operating his business. He hopes to continue to grow his business which he says has never felt like a job.


“I’ve always been told if you like what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life and every time I am able to get up and go to a show, I feel like I’m not working,” he said. “I’m just enjoying what I’ve been blessed with.”


One again, we are taking pictures in and around the 2018 National FFA Convention- click or tap here to check out the National Convention Album on FLICKR. By the way- we continue a tradition as several state officers of the Oklahoma FFA will be taking pictures for us during the course of the meeting.


Our exclusive coverage of the 2018 National FFA Convention in Indianapolis October 24-27 is a service of ITC Great Plains, Your Energy Superhighway- learn more about this high voltage, transmission only utility and their commitment to the communities they serve which is the cornerstone of their business - Click or tap here for their webpage. We also appreciate the support of the Oklahoma FFA Association and the Oklahoma FFA Alumni Association. Click or tap here for more information about one of the top states in the US in the FFA- the Oklahoma FFA Association. FFA is a student organization for high school-aged students interested in agriculture and leadership. Oklahoma FFA impacts the lives of over 27,000 members in 359 chapters across the state.



   



   

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