OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The A Bar Ranch, AQHA Ranching Heritage, and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation have been working together for several years to provide a once-in-a-lifetime, summer internship experience.
The internship targets agriculture students with interest in production cow/calf or working ranch horses with the ability to excel in performance challenges. The intern(s) selected will travel to Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation and American Quarter Horse Association events throughout the summer, while basing out of Pryor, Oklahoma at the A Bar Ranch headquarters.
“By partnering with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation, we are able to pass what we have learned through many years of experience on to the next generation,” said Mike Armitage.
The work, the travel, the networking are all highlights mentioned by previous interns. However, living at the A Bar Ranch and learning from lifelong benefactors and salt of the earth legends like Mike and Martha Armitage tops the list.
According to Cale Jahn, former intern, “The OCF internship was a very good experience for me. Throughout the summer I picked up more information than I could have imagined, and I had a blast doing it. This was a very good internship, but the people I met were the highlight to me.”
“We enjoy working with the Armitage family annually to provide this internship opportunity that far surpasses expectations,” said Taylor Shackelford, OCF Coordinator. “The A Bar Ranch legacy is remarkable and the fact that they want to share their knowledge and years of experience with young people speaks volumes.”
Upon completion of the summer internship, interns are awarded college credit and a $2,000 scholarship.
The application can be accessed at okcattlemen.org. Deadline to apply is March 12, 2020.
The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation was created to provide a charitable trust for the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association and Oklahoma Junior Cattlemen’s Association. When you support the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation, you support beef cattle educational programs, research projects in cooperation with Oklahoma State University, educational scholarships for Oklahoma’s 4-H and FFA youth and the preservation of the Oklahoma beef cattle industry and its traditions.
–Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association