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Vinita FFA Helps Okmulgee

Helping Okmulgee FFA

February 22, 2018

  Vinita FFA helps with Okmulgee agricultural education relaunch OKMULGEE, Okla. — Agricultural education is coming back to Okmulgee Public Schools, with the help of area FFA students and volunteers. On Saturday, January 27, twenty-four members of the Vinita FFA chapter traveled to Okmulgee to assist former Vinita FFA member and current Okmulgee Agricultural Education Instructor, Tim Taylor, with preparing the Agricultural Education Building for students this fall. “I was overwhelmed by their support and enthusiasm,” Taylor said. “These students gave up their Saturday morning to fulfill a critical component of the FFA motto, ‘Living to Serve,’ by helping prepare the Agricultural Education Building for its re-opening later this fall.” Okmulgee’s Agricultural Education Building has been vacant since the program shut down in 2011. The…

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Vinita FFA presentation to State Career Tech Board

Vinita FFA Presents Program to State CareerTech Board

February 6, 2018

Pictured left to right: Marcie Mack, State Director of Career Tech, Carolyn Piguet, Vinita FFA Advisor, Calvin Johnson, Vinita FFA President, Faith Swart, Vinita FFA Officer, Joy Hofmeister, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and Chairperson of the Career Tech State Board. Vinita FFA was a guest presentation at the recent State Career Tech Board meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 18th at the State Department of Education located at the state capital. The Vinita FFA catering team members prepared a brunch for the board and committee members resembling the street tacos that they sell on their chapter food truck. The meal was centered around “Farm to Fork” ideals with over 90% of the meal components being chapter grown or locally sourced. “This was a great opportunity…

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Carolyn Piguet

Carolyn Piguet honored by the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry

November 6, 2017

______ VINITA – Our heritage is a love of the soil. This phrase, engraved on the headstones of Carolyn Piguet’s parents, fuels her passion for agriculture. One of her fondest childhood memories is watching the soil turn over as her dad plowed the fields. As the once buried soil resurfaced to the top, the field began its “restart.” As a fifth-generation agriculturalist, Piguet considers it a family tradition, a part of life, a heritage. Piguet grew up in Omega on the Kingfisher-Blaine County Line. Her parents, Delbert and Agnes Fisher, were wheat farmers and raised beef cattle. She graduated from Lomega High School with a class of 13 people. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in biology from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a master’s degree…

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