During the month of April, the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network and Oklahoma Farm Report are spotlighting the 17 Area Stars of Oklahoma FFA that are among the highest achievers in the organization.
The stars come from the five areas in four categories- Star in Ag Placement, Star in Agriscience, Star in Agribusiness, and Star in Agricultural Production.
This week, we spotlight the three area stars in Agriscience in 2023.
One Star Finalist featured in the coming days from each of the categories will be named the State Star Award Winner during the 97th Oklahoma State FFA Convention coming up on May 2nd and 3rd in Tulsa, Okla.
This week, our coverage of the 2023 Oklahoma FFA Star Award Finalists concludes with Agriscience competitor Emily Cook of the Oologah FFA chapter representing the Northeast Area.
Through the years, Cook has conducted research on aquaponics, aloe vera, and more. Cook’s project this year is an overview of all of her projects from years past- the most recent being food science related.
“I did different marination methods in skirt steaks, and in case you are wondering, olive oil and salt is the most effective method at marinating skirt steaks,” Cook said.
Because Cook plans to major in meat science at Oklahoma State University following graduation from high school, she said her study of different marination methods has helped her discover her interests.
“I was accepted to be a freshman research scholar, so I will assist a professor and carry out some research,” Cook said.
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