Sirloin Club Awards Brittany Hukill Crop Production Agriculturalist Award for 2023 Agriculturalists Under 40

Listen to Ron Hays talk with Brittany Hukill about her Crop Production Agriculturalist Award.

On May 9, at the 2023 Sirloin Gallery of Grands, the Sirloin Club of Oklahoma announced their five award winners for the 2023 agriculturalists under 40. The Sirloin Club of Oklahoma is a group of agriculture enthusiasts who gather each year to support Oklahoma’s 4-H and FFA students. The Sirloin Club supports exhibitors at the Oklahoma Youth Expo and Tulsa State Fair in their premium sales and also sponsors the National Land and Range Judging Contest.

Over the next few days, we will be showcasing the five award winners from five different categories: agricultural education, agricultural business, agricultural professional, crop production agriculturalist, and livestock production agriculturalist.

Today we spotlight Brittany Hukill of Krehbiel Farms LLC, who received the 2023 Crop Production Agriculturalist Award.

From western Oklahoma, Hukill is the owner and daily operations manager for her family farm, Krehbiel Farms. Krehbiel Farms began in 1902, and through five generations, the legacy continues.

“It means a lot to me, this award specifically, because of all of the years that the people I care about invested in me as a young person, so to see an organization look to the next generation and invest in those people is really important and really neat,” Hukill said.

Krehbiel Farms added a center pivot irrigation business in the 1980s, selling and servicing T-L hydraulic center pivots around the state of Oklahoma and surrounding states. Hukill plays an integral role in the family farm as well as the center-pivot irrigation business.

“Currently, we raise seed wheat for our neighbors, and that is a pretty big portion of what we do is raising beardless wheat, specifically from OSU,” Hukill said. “We found that a lot of our customers appreciate the beardless qualities for grazing and hay and things like that, so we focused and switched completely to beardless wheat.”

The secret to surviving in the agriculture industry in this day and time, Hukill said, is having faith.

“There is no way we could do it without that,” Hukill said. “You put a seed in the ground, you put livestock out, and you pray that God protects them, and he makes them multiply.”

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