The Sirloin Club of Oklahoma
The Sirloin Club of Oklahoma is the longest standing supporter of OYE. From its beginning in 1954, the Club’s main goal was to support what was then known as the “Oklahoma City Fat Stock Show.” Over the years, The Sirloin Club of Oklahoma has grown with OYE and still serves as one of its most loyal companions.
The Club depends heavily on its fundraising events and loyal membership to give Oklahoma’s youth a positive showing experience. If you are looking for a way to give back to the livestock program and its youth, please consider joining our organization.
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Here at the Sirloin Club of Oklahoma, we want to recognize elite individuals for their contributions to the agriculture industry. There are countless individuals doing incredible things to help the agriculture industry, yet few are ever recognized for their efforts. At the Sirloin Club of Oklahoma, we believe that it’s our responsibility to celebrate those who are truly the backbone of our great industry.
From ag educators, crop farmers, livestock producers, agricultural professionals and agricultural business owners, it takes all to make this great industry continue to move forward. Therefore, we proudly announce our newest award, Today’s Agriculturalist.
- Ag Educator
- Crop Farmer
- Livestock Producer
- Ag Professional
- Ag Business Owner
Nominations for each of these categories are due online by December 15, 2019. If nominated, applications are due online by January 15, 2020.
2020 Today’s Agriculturalists Under 40
As an entrepreneur, owner and operator, Brady Sidwell has the opportunity to be involved at every level of their multi-faceted business. Brady said, “As our companies have grown, my focus has turned more to strategic opportunities, recruitment of talented managers and sales associates, to continually improve our level of customer service. I learned quickly that having the right people in the right places was essential to success.”
Brady wears many hats; day-to-day brady handles all trading execution and strategies in protecting the price risk of farmers and ranchers as well as grain companies at Sidwell strategies. For the rest of Sidwell enterprises, he serves as CEO, guiding and advising the teams. Sidwell enterprises helps farmers with everything from helping market their commodities, to assisting producers when entering into specialty crops, to running a successful trucking company, feed business and has entered the precision ag technology sector, helping producers better manage their crops.
Brady also owns and operates a grain to glass brewery, which we have all enjoyed tonight it’s the first in Oklahoma. Brady provides strategic guidance and manages the finances and gladly fills the role of taste tester.
Brady was recently appointed to the OKC branch board of directors of the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank where he provides input on the state of the agriculture economy as part of the broader interest rate decision.
As for their family farm, Brady leads the planning as well as part of the doing in managing their cow/calf and stocker cattle operation and grass pastures for hay. All this, Brady said, “It has helped shape my entrepreneurial spirit and desire to find gaps in the local market and create value-added, professional businesses to fill those gaps for the betterment of rural Oklahoma.”
His career as an agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor began at Burlington Public Schools in 2004. As a new college graduate, he was eager to teach students what he knew of the agricultural industry. “Little did I know how much the students would teach me,” Bradshaw said. “Their extensive livestock and crop operations lent the perfect opportunity to work with students on record keeping skills.”
This opportunity lead to 31 state FFA proficiency winners and 6 National FFA winners, including an American Star in Agribusiness. As an avid believer in FFA’s Career Development Events, he devotes countess hours training multiple CDE teams, spanning from agronomy to meat evaluation.
During his time at Burlington, the FFA chapter had 45 CDE teams place in the top 5 at state. Additionally, 9 of these teams competed at the National FFA Convention. Burlington FFA also had 6 state champion public speakers and 13 others placing in the top 5 at state. A combination of these successes resulted in Burlington FFA winning the state FFA sweepstakes and being named a National FFA Model of Innovation chapter.
Livestock exhibition has also played a significant role in his career. Travis said, “Nothing is quite as fulfilling as working with a student on the selection, feeding, caring and exhibiting of livestock projects.” From the Oklahoma Youth Expo, to Phoenix, Denver, Louisville and everywhere in between, helping students to grow through livestock exhibition has been an honor for him.
While working with students in the classroom is a core responsibility, working to advance agricultural education and FFA has been another pillar of his career. Travis has served on the board of directors of the Oklahoma agricultural education teachers association and then as president. Travis was elected as president of the board of directors for the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education. Currently, he serves on the National FFA Organization board of directors.
Recently, his career took him back to the family farm and he became the agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor for Elgin Public School in 2019.
Hurchel “Trey” Caldwell
From rural beginnings to the state capitol, Representative Trey Caldwell hasn’t strayed far from his rural roots. In 2004 he started a hay company as a means to make spending money in a niche market. He began by merely hauling small squares on a cut down ’83 bluebird school bus.
Today they run 100 plus cows, farm 500 acres of wheat and alfalfa, custom cut and bale 4,000 acres a year. As a state representative Trey has taken a proactive stance when it comes to promoting and protecting modern production agriculture and the agriculturists way of life.
Raising awareness of lack of healthcare access in rural Oklahoma is a high priority for trey. When trey isn’t in the hay field or debating on the house floor. Trey can be found at his Farm Bureau Insurance office working to assist and support Oklahoma families in the insurance arena.
Crop Production Agriculturalist
Goodknight farms is a 6,000 acre farm and ranch that specializes in certified wheat seed and beef replacement heifers. As managing partner, Cody oversees all the day-to-day operations and management decisions of the farm. He makes all the planting, spraying and harvesting decisions, along with managing employees and coordinating the tasks which need to be accomplished in the days, weeks and months ahead.
Cody works closely with the office manager to ensure payroll is met and all accounts payable and receivable is handled in a timely manner. Above all of his duties, Cody says he thoroughly enjoys operating the equipment and caring for their cattle.
Livestock Production Agriculturalist
As the manager at Pfeiffer Farms, Kelsey is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the 1,000 plus boer goat and 350 commercial cow operation. In addition to ensuring all animals are cared for daily, Kelsey oversees all mating decisions as well as the AI and ET program for the goat herd.
Once sale season rolls around, Kelsey organizes and executes fifteen plus sales. Each year Pfeiffer farms offers doe kids, wethers and mature does for youth exhibitors and other breeders in online, on-farm and consignment sales.
Kelsey said, “We are very fortunate to have exhibitors and other breeding firms purchase our goats throughout the united states.”
Another aspect of his role is to ensure customers have the assistance needed for success. Above all he said, “I truly enjoy working with all customers to provide expertise and assistance from preparation for the showring to show-day final details and even providing guidance on breeding their own goats.”
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