Dalton Miller of Blanchard, Oklahoma, was named the winner of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers high school discussion meet held Thursday, Nov. 10, in Oklahoma City.
Luke Muller, Elizabeth Schneider, Cody Courtney and Miranda Gilchrist were the other four finalists.
“This event provides students with experience discussing agricultural issues with their peers,” said Brittany Mikles. “These young people will help tell the story of farmers and ranchers for generations to come.”
Miller is a student at Amber-Pocasset High School in Amber, Oklahoma, where he is active in his local FFA chapter.
“I’m so thankful to this great opportunity,” Miller said. “I enjoyed discussing agricultural topics with other knowledgeable, educated young people.”
Miller said the event was an excellent way to discuss and learn about current agricultural issues.
“This contest allowed me to express my passion for agriculture and to learn more about agricultural policies and the laws that really regulate our industry,” Miller said.
Miller received a MacBook Air laptop computer as the winner of the discussion meet. Muller, Schneider, Courtney and Gilchrist all received an iPad Mini as the remaining top four finalists.
The high school discussion meet allows high school students to participate in an event that promotes basic discussion skills, develops an understanding of agricultural issues and explores how groups can pool knowledge to solve problems.