Cancer treatment inspires FFA student’s agriscience project


Oklahoma native, Austin Hooten was diagnosed with lymphoma in the sixth grade. As he went through chemotherapy, he learned the plastic port used to deliver the medications was a by-product of oil and gas. It inspired him to research more products that are made from oil and gas by-products. Ultimately, Hooten used what he learned to develop his agriscience fair projects. The project earned Hooten a first-place win at the National FFA Convention & Expo.

He told, ““It was a huge accomplishment for me and really cool to know that all of the hard work really paid off.”

The research didn’t stop there. With the help of a FFA grant, Austin used the research from his agriscience project for his supervised agricultural experience (SAE) to explore precision agriculture. It earned him a top 4 spot at the national FFA convention & Expo.

According to, Hooten has been in remission since 2015 and its majoring in animal science and agribusiness at Oklahoma State University.

Check out our FFA HUB PAGE

Rural Lifestyle & Entertainment Shows
First introduced to RFD-TV on Larry’s Country Diner, The Malpass Brothers, modern day troubadours, bring you their very own, brand-new show to RFD-TV. Viewers can enjoy traditional country music from the brother duo of Chris & Taylor Malpass, a featured celebrity guest on each episode, and loads of clever humor.
Ray’s Roadhouse is a weekly program featuring the music of Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel. Ray and his band Asleep at the Wheel has had a more than 50 year career in the music industry and over the years have earned nine Grammy Awards. The program also will feature guest performers such as Pat Green, Stoney LaRue and Kelly Willis.
Dailey & Vincent are BACK ON RFD-TV for another great season, brought to you by Gus Arrendale & Springer Mountain Farms. Join them as they welcome scores of fabulous bluegrass, country, and gospel music acts as special guests!
For more than 20 years on the air during its original run, HEE HAW did more than simply make people laugh; it made an unforgettable mark on country music and became an American Institution.
The affable and unassuming international singing star Daniel O’Donnell is one of Ireland’s best known performers – from Australia to Alaska.