Braden Rexford of Frontier claimed top honors at the 2023 Oklahoma Youth Expo Ag Mechanics contest and he is no stranger to hearing his name called at this contest as he has had one of the best projects of the show all four years.
Rexford’s 51 foot trailer is the best project out of 205 that were exhibited in 2023- and just like the show- his projects have grown and gotten better. In 2020, he had the third best project in the first Ag Mechanics show- in 2021 and 2022 he had brought to Oklahoma City the Reserve Grand Champion exhibit and now in 2023 has the best of the show. He talked with the Oklahoma Farm Report’s KC Sheperd after claiming the Grand Championship on Wednesday evening- and you can hear their conversation by clicking on the Listen Bar below.
The 205 projects at the 2023 show is a dramatic increase from the 122 projects shown last year and the exhibitors competed for $20,000 worth of prizes donated by supporters of the show.
Ahead of the show- Ron Hays talked with Show Superintendent Jerry Renshaw about the growing of this newest part of the OYE in March- click here for that earlier report.
The Reserve Grand Champion of the show was shown by a team from Thackerville 4-H and the Bronze Medallion(Third overall) was a project shown by Comanche FFA.
Click here for the full schedule for the 2023 OYE. The Oklahoma Farm Report team will be snapping pictures from start to finish- and you can see them as we add them to our Flickr album for 2023- available here. If you want to look back to the 2022 OYE- click here for our pictures from last year’s event.
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