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 four area stars in Agribusiness 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 begins with Agribusiness competitor KaCee Cox of the Vinita FFA chapter representing the Northeast Area.
Cox said her project involves the making and selling of pepper jelly. She began her project as an 8th grader when she decided to make peppery jelly for her local fall market.
“It started out as just jalapeno, then it went to strawberry pepper, to blueberry pepper, to blackberry pepper,” Cox said. “So, I make all four of those flavors.”
Cox is grateful for the help of her mother and her advisor during her project.
“This year, I made my biggest sale ever with 116 of the trio sacks, assorted,” Cox said. “The trio sack is just the jalapeno, strawberry or blueberry. Sometimes there will be a blackberry in there- it just depends on what the customer wants.”
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