Agriculture Youth Council

Applications for the 2024-25 Agriculture Youth Council are available below.

The Agriculture Youth Council was created by Sec. of Agriculture Blayne Arthur to develop future agricultural leaders in Oklahoma through professional development, industry exposure and experiential learning. The Council consists of upcoming high school seniors representing the agriculture industry from across the state. 
The council will be a year-long term that meets monthly. Each session will be day long commitment. Sessions will include visits to Oklahoma agricultural companies and organizations, opportunities to learn about the legislative process and job shadows with industry professionals. In addition, students will participate in leadership and professional skill development activities and receive information regarding preparing for college.

2024-25 Agriculture Youth Council Application

Apply to the Oklahoma Agriculture Youth Council through this form. An email confirmation will be sent to you when you submit a response. All applications must be received by 5:00 pm on May 17. Please contact Kirsten Hollansworth at with all questions and concerns.

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Application Materials

Please upload the following materials below: resume, video submission, high school transcript and essay
Upload your resume in .pdf, .doc or .docx format
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 25 MB.
Upload your transcript in .pdf, .doc or .docx format
Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, Max. file size: 25 MB.
Please submit a short, two-minute video of yourself explaining your background, your agricultural interests, and what you hope to gain from the experience if selected. Please upload the video to YouTube and paste the link here. Applications with videos over 2 minutes will not be considered. Videos should not be professionally produced and the applicant should have a primary role in the production, filming, editing, etc. of the video.
Please share your thoughts on the following prompt: Briefly describe a local agricultural leader who has inspired you and whom you consider a mentor. In your essay, explore their impact and legacy. Describe what qualities they possess that contribute to their success as a leader in the agricultural community. Answers should not exceed one page: Times New Roman, 12-pt font, double-spaced.
Max. file size: 25 MB.

2023 – 2024 Agriculture Youth Council Members

Ruby Bell, Bristow
Alexa Bouziden, Fairview
Ryne Crosthwait, Stillwater
Katie Eisenhauer, Arcadia
Rylan Harris, Hobart
Cooper Kline, Chandler
Tabrey Lierle, Hydro
Aubrie McEndoo, Stillwater
Titus Montgomery, Red Oak
Ashlee Purvine, Fay
Cora Sullivan, Lawton
Blake Weeks, Shawnee
Grace Wright, Byars
Elle Yates, Stillwater
Emma Yates, Stillwater