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Red Oak Youth Compete at the Ark-Ok State Fair

       September 28th 2016 Red Oak FFA members competed in the in the Arkansas Oklahoma State Fair livestock judging and tractor driving contest. Livestock participants were split into individual groups and were given the task of looking at six classes of four animals. The classes consisted of cattle, sheep, and goats. Students rank the animals in each class from best to worst. The Livestock team placed 15th out of almost 70 teams.  In the tractor driving contest participants drive a tractor and grain drill through an obstacle course, and then have to back through the course completing the contest.  Aaron Ayliffe placed 6th in the Sr. division of the tractor driving contest. Students pictured from left to right are Gabby Marmon, Shelbi  McDaris, Garrett Harris, Chase Martin, and Aaron Ayliffe.

On September 23 – 25 Several Red Oak 4-H and FFA members participated in the Arkansas – Oklahoma State Fair swine show held annually in Ft. Smith. Youth from eastern Oklahoma and Western Arkansas compete for awards and the chance to make the premium sale held each year on Monday after the conclusion of the show.

Members of the Red Oak 4-H and FFA were Chase Martin who placed 3rd in the heavy weight crossbred class and 4th in the lightweight Hampshire class, Makayla Campagna who placed 1st in the lightweight Hampshire class, and Madison Walker who placed 1st with her Hampshire and her crossbred. Madison was also selected to make the premium sale as the 11th overall pig in the sale. All three Red Oak swine show participants were awarded a SUPER SHOWMAN pin, the award recognizes students that excel in their ability to show and present their animals. 

Red Oak FFA Competes at the 2016 Latimer Co Free Fair

Greenhand FFA Creed Contest 1st place Tyler Bryan

FFA Creed, Motto, and Emblem contest 1st place Payton Graham, 2nd Jacob Howell

Livestock Judging contest 1st place Aaron Ayliffe, 3rd Payton Graham

Livestock Skills Contest 2nd place Shelby McDaris, and 3rd Chase Martin

Livestock show results

Grand Champion (champ Hamp) and Reserve Champion(champ Cross) swine Madison Walker

Champion Berkshire - Dusty Fazekas

Reserve Champ Cross - Chase Martin

Champion Duroc - Makayla Campagna

Reserve Duroc - Daylon Fazekas

Reserve Champion Hamp - Makayla Campagna

Swine Jr Showmanship - Madison Walker

Swine Sr Showmanship - Chase Martin

Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat - Makayla Campagna