2021 Distinguished Alumni: Brett Ramsey and Greg Ramsey
The Ramsey brothers are co-owners of Blue and Gold Sausage Co. in Jones, Oklahoma, a family owned and operated company, and household name in the state of Oklahoma. Both Brett and Greg returned to the company after graduating from OSU – Brett in agricultural economics and agricultural education and Greg in agricultural economics.
Cheryl DeVuyst and Rob Terry, department heads for OSU’s Department of Agricultural Economics and Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Leadership, respectively, nominated the brothers for this award because of the Ramsey family’s unending support of Oklahoma’s youth in agriculture for the past 50 years.
They wrote: “Brett and Greg were instrumental in finding ways with their father to support students at OSU in agricultural education, from committing a major gift to the Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and 4-H Youth Development’s model agriscience teaching classroom and laboratory project to advancing their annual department scholarship by establishing two endowed scholarships.”
The Ramsey Family/Blue and Gold Sausage Agricultural Education Scholarship supports undergraduate students aspiring to be agricultural instructors, and the Ramsey Family/Blue and Gold Sausage Agricultural Education Teaching Fund provides financial assistance for travel expenses and housing to students during their student teaching experiences.