ISSUE DATE: 03/29/2010
By Jennifer M. Latzke
The members of the Hinton FFA Chapter, in Hinton, Okla., are no strangers to gold. From the blue and gold of their official dress, to the trophies and plaques that line the walls, this chapter knows how to compete and win.
But for this central Oklahoma chapter, a different hue of gold captured their attention in 2009--the golden blooms of winter canola. From the fall of 2008 to the late spring of 2009, Hinton FFA members participated in the first Genuity Roundup Ready Winter Canola FFA Yield Contest, sponsored by Monsanto. With a local wheat farmer as a guide, seed provided by Monsanto, and a curriculum designed by Oklahoma State, these youth learned about this new crop and competed to see how well their experimental fields could yield. And in the end, the Hinton FFAers out-performed the competition, for an $8,000 golden reward.
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