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New OYE Headquarters Continues The Bob Funk Legacy of Helping Oklahoma Youth

Thu, 12 Nov 2020 12:53:38 CST

New OYE Headquarters Continues The Bob Funk Legacy of Helping Oklahoma Youth The dedication of a new headquarters building for the Oklahoma Youth Expo ushers in a new and exciting era of helping Oklahoma youth.

The new building officially called the Bob Funk Legacy Complex, is located at 21 Land Rush Street, near Reno and May Avenue in Oklahoma City, and is just a stone's throw away from the traditional site of the annual OYE livestock show.

Following the dedication ceremonies Wednesday, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Associate Farm Director and Editor KC Sheperd talked with Bob Funk, President of Express Employment Professionals and Express Ranch.

We're certainly proud of the new building for the Oklahoma Youth Expo and hope the teachers, 4-H leaders and others will enjoy it and continue to participate, Funk said.

Funk noted the OYE junior livestock show gives students life-long skills.

It teaches you work ethic and values and most kids will be successful with that, he said.

Most companies will tell me that I have never hired a rural kid that didn't do a good job, Funk said.

The OYE show is the granddaddy of them all and it's important for kids to compete and vie for scholarship money, Funk said.

It's a culmination of the hard work they put in to take care of themselves and their animals, he said.

Animals do have an expiration date and Funk made it clear the 2021 version will go on as planned.

We are certainly going to have the junior livestock show this next year, Funk said.

The long-time supporter of Oklahoma youth and agriculture said he enjoys helping people and that's been his ambition since he was a young man working on a dairy farm.

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