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YF&R to host high school discussion meet during Big 3 Field Days

High school FFA and 4-H members are invited to compete in the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers High School Discussion Meet held Tuesday, July 16 at 2 p.m. during the Oklahoma State University Big 3 Field Days.

Held in Agricultural Hall on the OSU campus in Stillwater, the competitive event provides students with an educational opportunity to enhance their speaking, reasoning and presentation skills, all while analyzing issues in agriculture. Participants build basic discussion skills, develop a keen understanding of important agricultural issues, and explore how groups can pool knowledge to reach consensus and solve problems.

The meet simulates a committee meeting where discussion and active participation are expected from each participant. The competition is evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic. Find a list of potential discussion meet topics on the OKFB YF&R High School Discussion Meet registration form.

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Deadline extended to May 24 for OYLA conference

The deadline to apply for the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture program has been extended to May 24, 2019. The four-day summer leadership conference held June 25-28, 2019 in Oklahoma City is designed for high school students completing their junior year in 2019. 

The conference will include special leadership classes, exciting speakers, team building, fellowship, and visits to agriculture-related industries. Selected students should be among the top, well rounded students in their class, and should have an interest in furthering their education at the post-secondary level.  

OYLA participants will stay in Oklahoma City with conference activities located at the OKFB home office and around the Oklahoma City metro area.

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Nash joins OKFB as summer communications intern

Rebekah Nash joined Oklahoma Farm Bureau as the 2019 summer communications intern in mid-May. 

“I have always had a passion for informing the public about agricultural practices,” Nash said. “So, an opportunity like being an intern for Farm Bureau will allow me to do this on a large scale.” 

Nash grew up on a small show pig and grain operation, specifically corn and soybeans. With a diverse knowledge of agriculture, she is able to tell producers’ stories in a way that makes sense to the public.

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Applications for WLC Nurse’s Scholarship due July 1

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee is now accepting applications for its 2019 Nurse’s Training Scholarship now through July 1.

The annual scholarship program awards three $500 scholarships to students studying nursing at an accredited college, university, vo-tech or trade school. Applicants must be Oklahoma Farm Bureau members or a member of a Farm Bureau member family.

The WLC understands the important role nurses and health care professionals play in ensuring a high quality of life for all residents across our state, especially rural residents. With the cost of education increasing yearly, the committee is proud to provide three students with scholarship funds to help pursue their dreams in nursing.

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Spring 2019 issue of Oklahoma Country now available online

The most recent issue of Oklahoma Farm Bureau's Oklahoma Country magazine is reaching members across the state and is now available to read online.

The Spring 2019 issue shares the stories of two Oklahomans making a name for themselves in agriculture on the state and national level, an Enid duo trying to close the gap between the producer and consumer, and how even the lush landscapes of Hawaii couldn't keep one Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance agent away from the place she will always call home.

More highlights from the Spring 2019 issue of Oklahoma Country:

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Seiling student receives $1,000 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship

Darci Peach, a Seiling High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.

“These nine scholarship recipients are the future of rural Oklahoma and the agriculture industry,” said Brent Haken, OKFB YF&R chairman. “As fellow young farmers and ranchers ourselves, the OKFB YF&R committee is proud to support these bright students as they pursue their academic endeavors to be involved in one of the most rewarding industries today.”

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Cheyenne student receives $1,000 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship

Dixie Boyce-Smith, a Cheyenne High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.

“These nine scholarship recipients are the future of rural Oklahoma and the agriculture industry,” said Brent Haken, OKFB YF&R chairman. “As fellow young farmers and ranchers ourselves, the OKFB YF&R committee is proud to support these bright students as they pursue their academic endeavors to be involved in one of the most rewarding industries today.”

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Kingfisher student receives $1,000 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship

Peyton Burns, a Kingfisher High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.

“These nine scholarship recipients are the future of rural Oklahoma and the agriculture industry,” said Brent Haken, OKFB YF&R chairman. “As fellow young farmers and ranchers ourselves, the OKFB YF&R committee is proud to support these bright students as they pursue their academic endeavors to be involved in one of the most rewarding industries today.”

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Madill student receives $1,000 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship

Rio Bonham, a Madill High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.

“These nine scholarship recipients are the future of rural Oklahoma and the agriculture industry,” said Brent Haken, OKFB YF&R chairman. “As fellow young farmers and ranchers ourselves, the OKFB YF&R committee is proud to support these bright students as they pursue their academic endeavors to be involved in one of the most rewarding industries today.”

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Idabel student receives $1,000 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship

Anna Bolen, an Idabel High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.

“These nine scholarship recipients are the future of rural Oklahoma and the agriculture industry,” said Brent Haken, OKFB YF&R chairman. “As fellow young farmers and ranchers ourselves, the OKFB YF&R committee is proud to support these bright students as they pursue their academic endeavors to be involved in one of the most rewarding industries today.”

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