The Sirloin Club hosted an evening of celebration after a successful 2023 Oklahoma Youth Expo back in March- as well as publicly recognizing five high achievers in their corner of the ag world with the 2023 Agriculturalists Under 40 Awards- and raising some money for next year’s OYE.
After a couple of years of working around the pandemic- the longtime support group for the OYE tried a new timeframe- after the annual Oklahoma Youth Expo- and a new venue- the Express Ranch Sale Facility and had a great gathering of supporters of the “Greatest Show” including more than twenty current and past Sirloin Club Show Honorees (pictured above).
Randy Pirtle and Greg Ramsey were honored as the 2023 Show Honorees.
The Sirloin Club President’s Award was presented to the Oklahoma Oil and Natural Gas industry and there were five Agriculturalists Under 40 honored. They included:
Ag Educator- Alisen Anderson
Crop Farmer- Brittany Hukill
Livestock Producer- Braeton Kimble
Ag Professional- Kylee Deniz
Ag Business- Dr. Joe Freeman
Editor’s Note- We will have stories on each of the Ag Under 40 winners in the next few days.
As for raising money- over $35,000 was raised during the evening that will be earmarked for the Sirloin Club to support 4-H and FFA youth at the 2024 Oklahoma Youth Expo.
Oh- we almost forgot the food part– five competitors cooked up vittles and competed in a People’s Choice Cook-Off. The groups that stepped up and competed included Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma, Oklahoma Rural Water Association, P&K Equipment, Oklahoma Pork Council and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau. (plus the Oklahoma Wheat Commission brought desserts) After sampling them all- the audience selected P&K as the winner- Iots of folks especially liked their bacon wrapped jalapeno poppers- really tasty!