News Release

OKFB annual meeting details, schedule released

September 15, 2016  • News Center

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members from across the state will meet at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City Nov. 11-13 for OKFB’s 75th annual meeting.

The OKFB awards program will take place during the first general session on Friday evening at 7 p.m. The featured entertainment is scheduled for Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. following the annual OKFB banquet.

The tentative convention schedule will be posted the Oklahoma Farm Bureau website and information will be updated as changes are released. Additional details will also be announced soon The final schedule will be distributed at convention.

This year’s theme is “Bold Innovators with the Wisdom to See Beyond Tomorrow,” which represents the very reason the organization was founded: to protect and unify Oklahoma farmers and ranchers for generations to come.

 

Friday, November 11

8 a.m.             Credentials Committee Breakfast

9 a.m.             Registration Opens

9:30 a.m.        YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Judging

10 a.m.           Regulatory Assistance Available at Public Policy Booth

10 a.m.           YF&R Discussion Meet Round 1

10 a.m.           Trade Show Opens

10:45 a.m.      YF&R Discussion Meet Round 2

11:15 a.m.      State Board Meeting and Luncheon

11:30 a.m.      Women's Leadership Committee Luncheon

        Note: Women's voter registration ends at 11:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m.      YF&R Discussion Meet Finals and Luncheon

11:45 a.m.      Credentials Desk Closes

1:30 p.m.        Opening Session:

        Keynote Speakers: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt

                                    Oklahoma Senate Majority Leader Mike Schulz

3:30 p.m.        First Break-out Session

4:30 p.m.        Second Break-out Session

        Speakers: Shannon Ferrell, Oklahoma State University – Farm Transition

                        Jimmy Harmon – Succession Planning

5:30 p.m.        OKAgFund Meeting

5:30 p.m.        YF&R Dinner and Caucus

7 p.m.             Awards Program

8:45 p.m.        Ice Cream Social

 

Saturday, November 12

7:30 a.m.         Flapjack Fundraiser

7:30 a.m.         Credentials Committee Breakfast

7:30 a.m.         Financial Review Committee Breakfast

7:30 a.m.         Resolutions Committee Breakfast

8 a.m.              Registration Opens

8 a.m.              Trade Show Opens

8:45 a.m.         OFBMIC Policyholders Meeting

9:30 a.m.         General Session:

        Ag News and Market Update (Mike Dain)

        Credentials Committee Report

        Election of AFBF Delegates

        Membership Committee Report

        Resolutions Session

12 p.m.            Credentials Committee Meeting

12:30 p.m.       Women's Leadership Committee Gavel Club Luncheon

1:30 p.m.         District Caucuses (Districts 3, 6 and 9)

2:15 p.m.         General Session:

        Financial Review Committee Report

        Credentials Committee Report

        District Caucus Reports

        Women's Leadership Committee Incoming/Outgoing

        YF&R Incoming/Outgoing

        AFBF Delegate Announcement

        2016 OKAgFund Report Update

        Resolutions Session

5:30 p.m.         OKAgFund Reception

7 p.m.              Dinner and Entertainment featuring Moe Bandy*

   *Tickets are $32 and can be purchased in the trade show area

 

Sunday, November 13

7:30 a.m.        County Presidents Breakfast

7:30 a.m.        Women's Leadership Committee Chairman's Breakfast

7:30 a.m.        Public Policy Breakfast of Champions

9:15 a.m.        Memorial and Worship Service

 

**Schedule last updated Nov. 3.

 

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