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NEO Student to Represent Oklahoma at National Young Farmers and Ranchers Meet

Miami, Oklahoma – Friday, December 21, 2018 – Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College (NEO) sophomore Nathania McKenzie recently won the Collegiate Discussion Meet in Norman, Okla., at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau. McKenzie is an Animal Science major from Gravette, Ark., and she is a member of the Equestrian and Horse Judging Teams at NEO. She will represent Oklahoma at the National Discussion Meet in Milwaukee, Wis., in the spring.

“I would like to thank Farm Bureau for the opportunity to compete in the discussion meet,” said McKenzie. “This is a great opportunity to learn and grow as an individual and with a group.”

The Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet is a panel-type discussion in which members are judged on their ability to express ideas and opinions on the hottest issues in agriculture. Participants attempt to influence each other by posing and answering questions with the goal of reaching a solution to a stated agricultural problem.

“Nathania has been working extremely hard to achieve this goal,” said Alisen Anderson, NEO instructor. “She is an instrumental part of our Ag. Department and we will see her do some great things in her career. We are so proud of all she has accomplished and look forward to watching her compete in March!”

For more information about the Young Farmers and Ranchers Club or to join, contact Alisen Anderson at alisen@neo.edu

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