Eastern Oklahoma State College

National FFA Organization names Eastern’s Victery American Star finalist

October 10, 2022

WILBURTON, Okla. – Eastern Oklahoma State College sophomore Emma Victery was recently named one of four National FFA American Star finalists in the area of agricultural placement. Her beef production supervised agricultural experience consists of working for Victery Farms, located in rural Ninnekah, Okla. In addition to raising commercial cattle, the operation also raises seedstock bulls and replacement heifers for other producers to incorporate into their herds.

Victery became a paid employee in 2017 during her freshman year of high school. She began with fairly simple responsibilities that included feeding stocker calves, assisting chute-side during all workings and other basic animal husbandry needs.

Now, Victery performs and assists in more complex tasks such as making breeding decisions, as well as artificially inseminating cattle. She has learned to evaluate and read Igenity beef genomics and expected progeny differences to improve the genetic quality of the herd in order to meet production goals at Victery Farms. She oversees all the marketing at Victery Farms, including taking photos, videos, and making advertisements for bulls and heifers for sale. Additionally, she oversees all marketing of steers that are sold for beef processing by the half and quarter.

A sophomore pre-veterinary and agricultural communications double major, Victery is also working to complete a certificate in ranch management. She is the Eastern Student Government Association vice president, and an Ag Ambassador. She is also an officer for Eastern’s Aggie Club and Phi Theta Kappa, and is an integral part of the Eastern meats judging team. After graduating from Eastern in the spring of 2023, she plans to continue her education at Oklahoma State University and eventually attend veterinary school.

Victery continues her work with Victery Farms and plans to transition from being an employee to eventually becoming an owner once she completes veterinary school.

The results for American Star in Agricultural Placement will be announced at the 95th Annual National FFA Convention to be held in Indianapolis on October 28, 2022.