The Norman Transcript

March 24, 2013

Standridge visits Youth Expo

Transcript Staff
The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — With the assistance of his daughters Holly and Harper, Sen. Rob Standridge this week visited the Oklahoma Youth Expo and helped an area FFA student show a goat. Standridge and family joined Travis Grayson of Noble to show his goat, Milton, at State Fair Arena. 

Standridge said the area was well-represented at the event, which highlights some of the best and brightest young people from rural Oklahoma.

“For nearly 100 years, families in Oklahoma have made this event a tradition in their lives and it remains one of the more important events of the year for young people who show livestock,” said Standridge, R-Norman. “Farming and ranching has always been a way of life in Oklahoma.  Participating in organizations like FFA and 4-H, and showing livestock, helps us keep this way of life a reality for future generations.”

Standridge noted FFA and 4-H also offer their members a chance to develop leadership skills and an opportunity for students to excel beyond the classroom. Their focus on providing a well-rounded agricultural career experience gives students the tools they need to contribute in an increasingly competitive economy. 

“I’m always pleased to meet young people in our district, and it was a joy to visit with some of the future leaders of our communities this week,” Standridge said. “Farming and ranching comprise a significant part of our state’s overall economy, and they are also a fundamental part of our identity as a state. This week’s event was an exciting opportunity to celebrate the individual and group accomplishments of many promising young Oklahomans.”

For local news and more, subscribe to The Norman Transcript Smart Edition, or our print edition.