Introducing Korbin Smith of the Hydro-Eakly FFA Chapter, Your 2024 Southwest Area Star in Ag Placement

Listen to KC Sheperd talk with Korbin Smith ahead of the State FFA Convention in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

During the month of April, the Radio Oklahoma Ag Network and Oklahoma Farm Report are spotlighting the 18 Area Stars of Oklahoma FFA, who 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 Placement in 2024.

One Star Finalist featured in the coming days from each of the categories will be named the State Star Award Winner during the 98th Oklahoma State FFA Convention, which will take place on May 7th and 8th in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

This week, our coverage of the 2024 Oklahoma FFA Star Award Finalists concludes with Ag Placement competitor Korbin Smith of the Hydro-Eakly FFA chapter representing the Southwest Area.

For Smith’s project, he is employed by Smith Farms, where he takes part in a variety of work from building fence, top-dressing wheat and rye, to sewing cover crops into wheat and rye and more. Smith Farms is family owned and operated, which Smith said is one of his biggest motivators, being the next generation of his family’s farm.

Smith said the day-to-day operations vary over different seasons of the year, but currently his priorities are to maintain and keep a good eye on cattle, weed control and more. After graduating high school, Smith said he plans to compete on the shotgun sports team at Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas in hopes of pursuing an Agribusiness degree.

“I plan to move back home somewhere local to western Oklahoma and grow the operation and maybe call some of it my own one day,” Smith said.

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