Building on Tradition is a special section that will publish in the Enid News & Eagle for eight Sundays in February, March and April 2019. The section is designed to feature individuals, businesses and organizations in Enid and Northwest Oklahoma that work every day for the betterment of the region and its residents. This section, which published March 31, 2019, focuses on Agriculture & Energy in Enid and the area.

Other sections include:

• Building on Tradition: Health and Wellness, Feb. 24, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Northwest Oklahoma, Feb. 24, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Economic Development, March 3, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Education, March 10, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Arts & Entertainment, March 17, 2019

• Building on Tradition: Faith, April 7, 2019

• Building on Tradiiton: Community Service, April 14, 2019

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Wagon Creek Creamery was making Greek yogurt before it surged in popularity, and it continues to be a popular seller for the operation between Jet and Goltry.

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In 2008, wheat accounted for 18 percent of the state’s cash crops, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Last year wheat accounted for only six percent of the Oklahoma farm income.

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The popularity of wine is growing in Oklahoma, thanks in part to recent changes in the state liquor law, according to Oklahoma Grape Industry Council. But many rural Oklahoma wineries are struggling to build a customer base.

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“The economic impact is massive. There’s no other industry that’s even close to being as impactful, and I think, particularly with Northwest Oklahoma, when oil and gas does well it sure makes it easier to be in the ag business, too.” — Chad Warmington, president of Oklahoma Independent Petroleum Association – Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association