Today, the average modern farmer produces enough food to feed 165 people compared to only 26 in the 1960s. The vast expansion of efficiency and productivity of American farmers and ranchers is thanks in large part to advancements in technology. But this technology would not be possible without funding for cutting-edge agricultural research and extension programs.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau members are strong supporters of funding for agriculture research to improve the industry both now and in the future.
We support increased funding for agriculture research in Oklahoma. We support funding for research in Oklahoma agricultural products and issues in order to help develop additional markets and economic growth for Oklahoma.”OKFB Policy Book
The Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service provides our state’s agricultural producers with real-world solutions to the problems they encounter every day on the farm and ranch. Extension offers farmers and ranchers benefit educational programs and resources on livestock care, natural resource management, ag business, finance and marketing, plant and soil sciences, and much more.
Farm Bureau members recognize the significant role played by the Extension system throughout the state.
We favor continued financial support from the county, state and federal levels for the OSU Extension Service to retain a county extension office in counties.”OKFB Policy Book
Extension also helps empower and develop Oklahoma’s rural youth through its 4-H programs across the state.
We support encouraging participation in this program (4-H) as well as adequate funding for Extension.”OKFB Policy Book