By Kathryn McNutt
The Oklahoman 

2016 American Star Farmer carries family tradition


December 11, 2016

GARBER, Okla. (AP) — When the 2016 American Star Farmer isn't taking care of crops and livestock, he is studying the business, science and technology of agriculture at Oklahoma State University.

Tyler Schnaithman — an agricultural economics major and fifth-generation family farmer — has spent half his life working toward the award, the highest recognition in the nation for an aspiring young farmer.

"It's huge," said Dexter Matlock, who was Schnaithman's FFA adviser at Garber High School.

The Oklahoman ( ) reports FFA chooses one individual from each state to submit a detai...

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