OKLAHOMA CITY — Logan Chance, daughter of Jordan Chance and Chassidy Bedwell, recently placed 1st overall in the 4-H division while showing her Smith’s Gold variety at the 2020 Oklahoma 4-H/FFA Junior Wheat Show. Chance placed 4th in production and milling and 1st in the bake contest earning her the title of 1st place and 4-H champion overall. Chance is a member of the Okeene 4-H club in Blaine County.
According to Kim Anderson, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service grain marketing specialist; “Participating students learn what it takes to produce milling quality wheat.” He also stated that “The purpose of this program is to promote the production of quality wheat and teach 4-H and FFA youth about wheat production, marketing, and management.”
Chance, a member of the Okeene 4-H club in Blaine County, received $3000 in scholarship money for her accomplishments with her Smith’s Gold variety. Chance also won a $500 premium from Oklahoma Genetics, Inc., $250 scholarship from Westbred®, $100 premium from Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation along with a $40.00 premium for production, milling, bake contest and a plaque for first place baking. In all, $16,000 in scholarship money was given away at the banquet. Scholarships are funded by Check-off dollars and awarded to the top five 4-H and top five FFA entries. The contest is sponsored by the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation, Oklahoma Genetics Incorporated, Westbred®, Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma Department of Career Technology and Education.
The Oklahoma Wheat Commission works to promote greater utilization of wheat in both domestic and international markets through research, market development, and public education. Five wheat producers representing designated districts across the state serve as the Oklahoma Wheat Commission’s board of directors. Current officers are Kenneth Failes, Chairman, Cherokee; Tom Stephens, Vice-Chairman, Guymon; Michael Peters, Secretary-Treasurer, Okarche; David Gammill, member, Chattanooga and Don Schieber, Ponca City, member.
–Oklahoma Wheat Commission
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