Turner receives YF&R Lifetime Legacy Award
Gerald Turner of Pawnee is the recipient of Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Lifetime Legacy Award. The announcement was made Nov. 10, at OFB’s 71st Annual Convention in Oklahoma City.
The YF&R Lifetime Legacy Award serves as a living memorial for a member by recognizing their life achievements. It is intended to honor an individual who has spent their life enriching and inspiring rural Oklahomans’ quality of life.
Turner was born and raised in Pawnee and has lived through times of adversity and prosperity in Oklahoma. He was five years old when the stock market crashed in 1929, and he and his family survived the Oklahoma Dust Bowl during the 1930s.
After serving in the Army Air Corps during World War II, he returned to Pawnee. He married his wife, Ella Mae, in 1954, and the couple raised cattle and forage crops on their farm near Pawnee.
Turner is a longtime Pawnee County Farm Bureau board member, and he and Ella Mae have been active in local and state Farm Bureau activities.
Gerald Turner of Pawnee, Okla., (left) receives the 2012 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Lifetime Legacy Award from 2012 YF&R Chairman Brent Straub at the 71st OFB annual meeting in Oklahoma City Nov. 10.
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