Agricultural Business Management Coordinator
Ph: (580) 250-5565
Fx: (580) 250-5566
Kent teaches farmers and agricultural producers how to keep accurate financial records and helps them with Oklahoma linked deposit loans, whole farm analysis, stocker cattle record keeping, cow-calf record keeping, Farm Service Agency (FSA) loan applications, borrower training, Quicken, and Excel record training.
With over 30 years of farming experience, he knows that being a successful farmer requires knowledge of advanced technology, educational preparation, and business skills. Kent was recognized by the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) as having an Outstanding Adult Agricultural Education Program 2008-2009.
Prior to joining GPTC, he was Vice-President and Loan Officer of the Cyril State Bank for six years, taught agriculture education at the secondary level for five years, and was a specialist for the Oklahoma State University Intensive Financial Management and Planning Support program for 13 years.
Kent has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Agriculture Education from Oklahoma State University and a certificate in Bank Operations from the Oklahoma School of Banking. He is a member of the National Farm and Ranch Business Management Education Association, the Lawton Chamber of Commerce and Industry Agriculture Committees, the Wichita Wildlight Photographic Society, the Fletcher Historical Society, the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association, and a former trustee for the town of Fletcher.
An avid photographer, he has taught digital photography and Photoshop Elements to rural communities in the Great Plains Technology Center’s school district.