January 2016

American Farm Bureau 2016 Annual Meeting
January 10-13, 2016
Orlando, Florida

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members will travel to Orlando, Florida, for AFBF's annual meeting and IDEAg trade show.

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Contact Person: Melisa Neal


February 2016

State Legislature Convenes
February 1, 2016
Oklahoma City, OK

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Contact Person: John Collison
Phone: 405-523-2539


National YF&R Leadership Conference
February 12-15, 2016
Kansas City, MO

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers travel to Kansas City to meet with young agriculture leaders from around the nation to learn and build connections.

Contact Person: Holly Carroll
Phone: 405-523-2307
Email: holly.carroll@okfb.org


Farm Bureau Week
February 15-19, 2016
State of Oklahoma

County Farm Bureaus around Oklahoma will host events in their local communitie to raise awareness of Farm Bureau and share the benefits of a Farm Bureau membership.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


American Farm Bureau Advocacy Conference
February 22-25, 2016
Washington D.C.

The Farm Bureau Advocacy Conference will energize and activate our leaders to be strong advocates on AFBF's strategic issues for the 114th Congress. Attendees will receive issue briefings and answers to their questions as well as be provided with the right tools to and engage in the critical job of implementing Farm Bureau policy. Visits to the congressional delegation to layout Farm Bureau's agenda will be included. The Advocacy Conference is a meeting for state Farm Bureau Presidents, Administrators/Assistants to Presidents, key staff, leaders and state Farm Bureau Board of Directors. This meeting will also incorporate the activities of the AFBF Issue Advisory Committees.

 


March 2016

State Legislative Leadership Conference
March 7-8, 2016
Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members join in Oklahoma City to hear from lawmakers, state officials and leaders from around the state to learn about legislative progress and upcoming legislative and regulatory issues that affect agriculture.

Contact Person: Tasha Duncan
Phone: 405-530-2681


Oklahoma Youth Expo
March 9-18, 2016
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK

The world's largest junior livestock show hits the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds where thousands of students from around the state gather to show their animals in the capstone event of the livestock show season.

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National Agriculture Day
March 15, 2016

National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

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Ag Day at the Capitol
March 30, 2016
Oklahoma State Capitol, OKC

Join Oklahoma's agriculture groups and others as we bring the story of agriculture to the Oklahoma legislature.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


April 2016

YF&R District Scholarship Deadline
April 1, 2016

The OKFB YF&R Committee presents scholarships each spring to nine high school seniors. An applicant’s family must be a voting member of Farm Bureau, and should be enrolling in a full-time agriculture major at one of Oklahoma's colleges. 

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Contact Person: Holly Carroll
Phone: 405-523-2307


Congressional Action Tour
April 10-14, 2016
Washington D.C.

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members visit Washington, D.C., to visit with their Congressmen to discuss issues that affect agriculture and rural Oklahoma.

Contact Person: Tasha Duncan
Phone: 405-530-2681


Earth Day 2016
April 22, 2016

Every day is earth day on Oklahoma farms and ranches! Help us show the world how agriculturalists care for our land and natural resources by sharing agriculture's story.


OKFB Women's Leadership State Committee Meeting
April 22, 2016
OKFB Home Office, OKC

The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee's state committee meets for an organization and planning meeting.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


Oklahoma FFA state convention
April 26-27, 2016
Cox Center, OKC

Oklahoma FFA members descend upon OKC to learn and grow, and OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers will be there!

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Contact Person: Holly Carroll
Phone: 405-523-2307


May 2016

OKFB Commodity Tour
May 4-6, 2016
Northwest Oklahoma

OKFB members wil visit farms, ranches, agribusinesses and other sites in northwest Oklahoma to expand their knowledge of agriculture and Oklahoma.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


OKFB YF&R Golf Tournament
05/06/2016
TBA

OKFB's Young Farmers and Ranchers' annual scramble-style golf tournament benefits the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation. The tournament is open to all golfers.

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Contact Person: Holly Carroll
Phone: 405-523-2307


Oklahoma Legislature Adjourns
May 27, 2016
Oklahoma State Capitol, OKC

Sine die is by 5 p.m. for the Oklahoma legislature.

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Contact Person: Tasha Duncan
Phone: 405-530-2681


June 2016

OKFB Youth Safety Day
June 4, 2016
OKFB Home Office, OKC

The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee and OKFB Safety Services host a day camp for students to learn about a variety of safety topics.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


On the Road with Ag in the Classroom
June 14-16, 2016
State of Oklahoma

OKFB joins teachers from around the state of Oklahoma as they learn more about agriculture and its impact in Oklahoma.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture Conference
June 15-17, 2016
Oklahoma City, OK

OKFB YF&R's OYLA conference gathers upcoming high school seniors from around the state for a three-day conference to learn more about agriculture and further develop leadership skills.

Contact Person: Holly Carroll
Phone: 405-523-2307


National Ag in the Classroom conference
June 20-25, 2016
Lichtfield Park, AZ

Teachers and women in agriculture will gather in Arizona for the 2016 National Agriculture in the Classroom conference.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2307


July 2016

OKFB YF&R state leadership conference
July 8-9, 2016

Young Farmers and Ranchers from around Oklahoma will gather to learn and grow together as they develop lasting relationships.

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Contact Person: Holly Carroll
Phone: 405-523-2307


Nurse's Scholarship Application deadline
July 15, 2016

Members of the OKFB Women's Leadership Committee understand the importance of the nursing profession and how any and all financial support contributes to a student's future. To assist Farm Bureau members with the costs associated with nurse's training, we offer three $500 scholarships every year to qualifying students. 

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


State Ag in the Classroom Conference
July 18, 2016
Moore Norman Technology Center

Join teachers and women in agriculture for the 2016 Oklahoma Agriculture in the Classroom conference.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2307


OKFB Women's Leadership State Committee Meeting
July 18-19, 2016
OKFB Home Office, OKC

The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee's state committee meets for an organization and planning meeting.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


OSU Big Three Field Days
July 19-21, 2016
Stillwater, OK

OKFB's Young Farmers and Ranchers sponsor this three-day educational livestock judging event for Oklahoma students.

Contact Person: Holly Carroll
Phone: 405-523-2307


August 2016

District Farm Family Applications Due
August 1, 2016
OKFB Home Office, OKC

Applications for OKFB's Farm Family of the Year contest must be submitted to OKFB Women's Leadership Committee Members by this date.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


State Farm Family Applications Due
August 15, 2016
OKFB Home Office, OKC

OKFB Farm Family of the Year district applications must be submitted to the OKFB home office by this date.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


Shotgun shoot fundraiser
August 27, 2016
McLoud, Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Farming & Ranching Foundation and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation will hold a shotgun shoot fundraiser to benefit the foundations on Saturday, August 27, 2016, in McLoud Oklahoma. Contact Amanda Rosholt for details.

Contact Person: Amanda Rosholt
Phone: 405-202-1463
Email: amanda.rosholt@aggiving.org


September 2016

YF&R State Fair livestock judging
September 15, 2016
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK

OKFB's Young Farmers & Ranchers sponsor their annual livestock judging event at the 2016 Oklahoma State Fair in OKC.

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Contact Person: Holly Carroll
Phone: 405-523-2307


October 2016

Resolutions Due
October 7, 2016
OKFB Home Office, OKC

Resolutions for the 2016 OKFB Resolutions Meeting must be submitted to the OKFB Public Policy Division by this date.

Contact Person: Tasha Duncan
Phone: 405-530-2681


Other Awards Deadline
October 14, 2016
OKFB Home Office, OKC

Other awards for OKFB's annual convention must be submitted by this date.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


YF&R Achievement Award applications due
October 14, 2016
OKFB Home Office, OKC

Applications for the OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Achivement Award must be submitted to the OKFB home office by this date.

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Contact Person: Holly Carroll
Phone: 405-523-2307


YF&R Excellence in Agriculture applications due
October 14, 2016
OKFB Home Office, OKC

Applications for the OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture award must be submitted to the OKFB home office by this date.

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Contact Person: Holly Carroll
Phone: 405-523-2307


OKFB Women's Leadership State Committee Meeting
October 17-18, 2016
OKFB Home Office, OKC

The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee's state committee meets for an organization and planning meeting.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


State Resolutions Meeting
October 18-19, 2016
Oklahoma City, OK

OKFB members meet in Oklahoma City to discuss policy change resolutions submitted from county Farm Bureaus.

Contact Person: Tasha Duncan
Phone: 405-530-2681


OKFB Women's Leadership Committee Fall Conference
October 28-29, 2016
TBA

OKFB women come together for their annual statewide conference.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


November 2016

Election Day 2016
November 8, 2016
USA

Vote YES on SQ 777 on November 8, 2016!

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OKFB Annual Meeting
November 11-13, 2016
Cox Center, OKC

OKFB's largest annual gathering of OKFB members will be held at the Cox Center in Oklahoma City.

Contact Person: Melisa Neal
Phone: 405-523-2475


December 2016

YF&R State Committee Meeting
December 1-2, 2016
OKFB Home Office, OKC

The OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers committee gathers for its start-of-year organizational meeting.

Contact Person: Holly Carroll
Phone: 405-523-2307