Introducing Connor Mack of the Drummond FFA Chapter, Your 2024 Northwest Area Star in Agricultural Production

Connor Mack
Listen to KC Sheperd talk with Connor Mack 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 Production 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 continues with Agricultural Production competitor Connor Mack of the Drummond FFA chapter representing the Northwest Area.

Mack’s project is diverse, he said, as he plants several different crops including wheat, canola, milo, corn, and soybeans. Within his livestock operation, Mack said he runs 50 standard commercial Hereford cows, 47 stockers, 15 Miniature Herefords, and 35 Dorper sheep.

“Every since I was a little kid, our family has always farmed,” Mack said. “I am a fifth-generation farmer and I have always looked up to my dad, my grandpa, my brother, and my uncles and this life is all I know.”

As the weather in Oklahoma can be as unpredictable as the markets, Mack said through his work on the farm he has learned about different risk protection programs for livestock and crops.

“Just learning about all of those different things along the way of how to be successful in the crops I am growing and the cattle I am raising, but also how to be successful in purchasing that insurance protection for what I do,” Mack said.

After high school graduation, Mack said he plans to attend Oklahoma State University and major in Plant and Soil Sciences with a minor in Animal Science. After college, Mack said he looks forward to coming back to the family farm.

“I take a lot of pride in our family operation,” Mack said.

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