I grew up in central-western Oklahoma on a small watermelon operation. I am a product of 4-H and attribute my successes to the valuable time I spent in the organization. 4-H is also where I developed my public speaking skills. I attended Redlands Community College before transferring to Oklahoma State University and earning a bachelor’s degree in agricultural leadership extension education.
The benefits of involving children in the agricultural lifestyle are immeasurable. 4-H membership and ag opportunities for youth keep those priceless traditions alive. In my Extension role, I’m focused on providing research-based data to our local agricultural producers to help them make smart decisions within their operations.