Kaylee Woolman

Panhandle State Agriculture Student, Kaylee Woolman, First-Generation Farm and Ranching Family

Kaylee Woolman

You have to love what you do to get up every day and go work in the dirt and the wind. The people out here in the Panhandle have grit and a love for this area unlike any other.

Kaylee Woolman

A remarkable story of resilience and determination emerges from a first-generation farm and ranching family in the heart of the Oklahoma Panhandle. Kaylee Woolman, a junior at Oklahoma Panhandle State University double majoring in Agriculture Business and Animal Science, is a proud native of Boise City and has been an integral part of her family’s longstanding involvement in agriculture. Despite enduring years of devastating drought, the Woolman family have persevered and seen their agricultural ventures flourish with the unprecedented rainfall in the region this year.

Growing up, Kaylee and her two brothers, Wyatt and Peyton, all worked with their father and mother on the farm and through their various businesses. Wyatt helps the family as much as possible and serves his agriculture area as a salesman for Western Equipment.

“You have to love what you do to get up every day and go work in the dirt and the wind. The people out here in the Panhandle have grit and a love for this area unlike any other,” Kaylee reflected on their journey. “I am proud to live in the Panhandle.”

The Woolman’s and many farmers in the Oklahoma Panhandle have encountered various challenges, battling harsh droughts that tested their commitment to agriculture. However, their unyielding dedication to the land and shared passion for farming allowed them to face each obstacle with unwavering perseverance.

Despite the adversities, Kaylee and her family managed to sustain their farm by adopting innovative water conservation practices and soil preservation techniques. They witnessed their land suffer under the relentless sun, but their deep roots in agricultural knowledge proved their greatest assets.

“Kaylee is a leader in the agriculture department at OPSU. She is distinguished among her peers and has a ‘get in there and get it done’ attitude. She brings a collaborative spirit, innovative ideas, and youthful enthusiasm,” said College of Agriculture, Science, and Nursing Dean, Tracy Kincannon. “Panhandle State is very fortunate to have her and wish her much success in her future career in agriculture.”

As the sun sets over the plains of Boise City, the Kaylee and her family continue to work diligently, knowing they are part of a storied tradition of agricultural excellence in the Oklahoma Panhandle. Their unwavering spirit as first-generation farmers is a testament to the remarkable power of human determination and the resilience of nature.

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