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Best of the Best

The Waynoka FFA hosted the "Best of the Best" Reasons Camp from Monday, May 23rd to Wednesday, May 25th, 2022. During this time there were many classes of breeding does, breeding ewes, performance bulls, simmental heifers, red angus heifers, market hogs, and breeding gilts evaluated. FFA and 4-H livestock judging teams traveled from Alva, Fairview, Kingfisher, Seiling, Shattuck, Vinita, and Waynoka to attend. Throughout the three days the beginners had help from Marlie Farris and Todd Blocker learning how to memorize a set of reasons while also presenting them too. Brooke Ferguson and Keith Martin helped the intermediates work on writing a set by themselves and giving them to the reasons taker. Advanced learned more terms to use and gave their reasons with the help of Lane Howe, Chris Hall, and Tyler Gradert. Students learned how to memorize, set up, and present a complete set of reasons as well as learn about bull EPD's. EPD is short for expected progeny differences. Participants gave their reasons to various ag teachers and college students to build up their confidence and reasons vocabulary. We appreciate all of the students and ag teachers for coming and participating in this camp.  Also we would like to thank the following: Bixler Ranch, McMurphy Farms, and Redgate Cattle Company for providing cattle classes, Jimmy Davis for providing sheep classes, Chris Kelln for providing goat classes, and Gosney Livestock for providing hog classes. Plus, a big THANK YOU to our sponsors and volunteers for making this such a successful event! Farm Credit, Hammerheads, Chris Hall, Todd Blocker, Keith Martin, Tyler Gradert, Brooke Ferguson, Lane Howe, Marlie Farris, Ben Fisher, Shane Curry, Linda Seiger, Lishe Star, Alisha Allison,  Kelly Like, Matt and Savannah Smith, Randy and Jessica Hanks, Jeremy and Kara Durkee, Ryan and Dacia Redgate, and Chad and Jennifer.