News Release

OKFB honors nine state leaders with 2016 Champion Award

January 26, 2017  • Public Policy

Nine of Oklahoma agriculture’s top advocates will receive the 2016 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Champion Award during the OKFB Legislative Leadership Conference March 6-7 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City.

Presented by the OKFB board of directors, the award honors state leaders and lawmakers who went above and beyond to defend agriculture and rural Oklahoma in the 2016 legislative session.

“Representing thousands of farmers and ranchers across our state, Oklahoma Farm Bureau is committed to furthering agriculture and rural Oklahoma,” said Tom Buchanan, OKFB president. “We sincerely appreciate the leadership and efforts of this group during the 2016 legislative session.” 

The 2016 OKFB Champion Award recipients include Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Senate President Pro Tem Mike Schulz, Speaker Charles McCall, Sen. Don Barrington, Sen. A.J. Griffin, Sen. James Leewright, Sen. Bryce Marlatt, Rep. Casey Murdock and Rep. Harold Wright.

The award recipients were nominated by county Farm Bureaus and the OKFB board of directors.