Cheyenne, Oklahoma – On the afternoon of June 10th we had the privilege of welcoming four guys from the Boys Town Ranch in Edmond, Oklahoma- a ministry of the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children. It is always neat to have a chance to educate anyone on what goes on during harvest, but especially some young, eager minds.
The “10 Acre Challenge” is a fundraising campaign for the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children. Mike Williams is the campaign coordinator, and was also the boys’ chaperone for the day. The “10 Acre Challenge” encourages producers to donate 10 acres of crop production to the program. Of course, if you are not a producer there are many other opportunities to support this important cause.
Mike shared with us about the welding program that is offered at the ranch. They’re educating boys on the importance of having a “skill.” There seems to be such an emphasis on attending college after high school, and frankly that is just not for everyone. The ranch is doing a great job of opening the boys’ eyes to other opportunities that will offer them many successes in life. I love that the boys got to see the wide range of skills that are needed on a harvest crew.
We really enjoyed having these guys hang out with us for the afternoon. Maybe joining a harvest crew is in their future? Also, a big thanks to Laremy and Jon from our crew for helping to show them the ropes.
All Aboard Wheat Harvest is sponsored by High Plains Journal
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