Kara Miner, a senior at Perkins-Tryon High School, was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship through the Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture Ag in the Classroom Scholarship Challenge by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee on Friday, Nov. 5 at the organization’s annual meeting in Norman.
She earned the scholarship for her work to teach local students in her community about Oklahoma agriculture.
“This scholarship will assist with my college education in the future,” Miner said. “I am grateful to have the opportunity to introduce agriculture to the students within my school.”
To help children in the Perkins-Tryon community learn more about farming and ranching, Miner created agriculture education lessons for kindergarten and third grade classes at the school.
The kindergarten students were introduced to agriculture by learning about different animals that can be found on the farm. Miner taught the students about different livestock species through worksheets and an interactive activity.
Miner shared the many opportunities with 4-H along with her experiences with the third-grade students who are able to join clubs around the county. Each of the 60 students received a livestock tag to remind them to talk to their parents about joining 4-H.
Each class also had the opportunity for a hands-on livestock experience as Miner brought a sheep from her herd to use in the lessons.
The Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture Ag in The Classroom Scholarship Challenge is open to students who participated in OKFB’s Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture, where they learned how to share agriculture with students in their area.
For more information about OYLA, visit okfarmbureau.org/yfr.