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 five area stars in Agricultural Production 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 continues with Agricultural Production competitor Mallory Sager of the Pauls Valley FFA chapter representing the Central Area.
“My SAE is goat production, and I started when I was nine years old with three nannies and worked my way up to 16 now,” Sager said. “I did have 28 one year, and then I had to downgrade because that was a lot. I have 16 nannies, a buck right now, and a bunch of little babies running around on the ground.”
Once Sager goes to college, she said her dad will help take care of the goats, as she plans to come home on the weekends to do her part.
“I plan to go to Murray State College for two years,” Sager said. “I am going to major in either agribusiness or ag communications down there.”
After Murray State College, Sager said she plans to attend Oklahoma State University with the goal of becoming an ag teacher.
“I have had so many older people pour into me, so I want to be able to take that knowledge I have and pour it into younger generations,” Sager said.
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