The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers raised more than $11,000 at their third-annual shotgun shoot held at Quail Ridge Shooting Sports near McLoud on August 28.
The funds raised will benefit the OKFB Foundation for Agriculture, which seeks to connect consumers with accurate agriculture information as well supporting agriculture and rural communities in Oklahoma.
The group hosted 88 shooters on 22 four-person teams that tested their skills at shooting stations mimic real-life hunting scenarios.
“Our Young Farmers & Ranchers committee is always excited to support agriculture and the work of the foundation, and being able to do it at a shotgun shoot creates a great event that people can enjoy,” said Cody Goodknight, state YF&R chairman. “We appreciate our sponsors and our shooters for coming out and making it a fun day.”
The Travis Rider team placed first, Chelsea FFA placed second and Sand Springs FFA placed third. The high individual award was presented to Curtis Mallory of the Chelsea FFA team. Door prizes were also presented to the youngest and the oldest shooters, and a raffle for a gun safe was held at the event to raise additional funds for the foundation.
Platinum sponsors of the event included OKFB Insurance, the OKFB Women’s Leadership Committee, Jackson County Farm Bureau, Pottawatomie County Farm Bureau, Rogers County Farm Bureau, Tulsa County Farm Bureau and Woodward County Farm Bureau.
Gold sponsors included the American Agriculture Insurance Company, the Oklahoma Youth Expo, Southwest Center Pivots, Okmulgee County Farm Bureau and Washita County Farm Bureau.