Tom Buchanan, Oklahoma Farm Bureau President
Jackson County farmer-rancher Tom Buchanan was elected president of Oklahoma Farm Bureau Nov. 16, 2013, at the organization’s 72nd annual meeting in Norman.
Buchanan runs a cow-calf operation and grows wheat and irrigated cotton on his farm near Altus. He also raises cattle in a family partnership with his brother and sister. Buchanan serves as the general manager of the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District and represents irrigation water use interests as vice chairman of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board.
Buchanan has been a Farm Bureau member since he was 16 years old and has been active on the Jackson County board for more than 20 years, representing the county on numerous state Farm Bureau committees. He also served on the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Board of Directors for six years representing District 2.
Buchanan is a 1974 graduate of Altus High School. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1979 with a bachelor of arts degree.
Buchanan has two grown children: Nathan works as a petroleum engineer, and Catie is a registered dietician.