Join special guests Sen. James Lankford and Rep. Stephanie Bice at Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s first-ever Evening of Impact, a fundraising dinner supporting the OKFB Ag PAC political action committee, 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City. In addition to hearing from Sen. Lankford and Rep. Bice, local artist Zonly Looman will be live-painting during the event, with the final art piece to be auctioned off at the end of the night. The newly formed OKFB Ag PAC supports state and federal candidates for office who share Farm Bureau members’ rural values and who understand […]
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Oklahoma Farm Bureau is proud to sponsor the Tulsa Farm Show to be held Dec. 9-11 at the SageNet Center, formerly known as the River Spirit Expo, at the Tulsa Expo Square. As the largest farm show in Oklahoma, more than 380 companies will be featuring their products and services over. Be sure to join OKFB on Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will also feature events, demonstrations, competitions, test drives and prize drawings. Admission and parking are free. For more information, visit tulsafarmshow.com.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation has joined forces with agriculture groups and business organizations from around the country to submit a group amicus curiae – or “friend of the court” – brief supporting the American Farm Bureau Federation and National Pork Producers Council’s Supreme Court petition to hear their appeal relating to California’s Proposition 12. Proposition 12 sets housing requirements for farm animals raised for food products sold in California. Agriculture groups across the nation argue that the requirements are more costly, less efficient, not scientifically based and do not consider best animal husbandry practices. The ballot initiative was […]
Oklahoma Farm Bureau recently named Rachel Havens as the organization’s assistant director of media relations and advocacy communications. Havens will work in the communications and public relations department to develop and grow relationships with news media statewide to expand the organization’s reach in promoting the interest and work of OKFB members and Oklahoma agriculture. She will also promote the organization’s advocacy efforts for OKFB’s grassroots members. “Although I didn’t grow up in production agriculture, this industry is largely responsible for shaping me into the person I am today,” Havens said. “Serving in this role is an incredible opportunity to give […]
Oklahoma Farm Bureau members are invited to attend the 2022 American Farm Bureau Convention Jan. 7-12, 2022, in Atlanta, Georgia. Farm Bureau members will have the chance to hear from powerful speakers, explore the trade show, attend educational workshops and explore Georgia agriculture. A virtual option will be available to those who cannot travel to Atlanta. The cost of virtual registration is $25 per person and can be found on the AFBF convention website. To register for the AFBF Convention, contact Melisa Neal by Dec. 6 at (405) 523-2475.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau recently named Steve Thompson as the vice president of public policy. Thompson will lead the OKFB public policy team as they work to implement the organization’s grassroots policy in Oklahoma and in Washington, D.C. in his new role. “I’m grateful for this new leadership role and the opportunity to continue engaging with Farm Bureau members from around the state,” Thompson said. “Our Public Policy team is well-positioned to uphold the OKFB tradition of vigorous advocacy for agriculture and rural Oklahoma. Although we face many challenges, I am very optimistic about the organization’s ability to positively impact the […]
In partnership with BankFirst, Oklahoma AgCredit, CoBank and Oklahoma County Farm Bureau, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture donated a John Deere Gator Utility Vehicle to Restore Farms November 9 at their location in Oklahoma City. Part of the RestoreOKC initiative, Restore Farms is an urban farm and garden working closely with the residents of northeast Oklahoma City. Featuring a community garden, orchard, greenhouse and livestock, the location serves as a building block of renewed community for local residents of all ages. In addition to the utility vehicle, a $1,000 donation was made to cover registration and any other […]
Oklahoma Farm Bureau members from all 77 counties met in Norman Nov. 5-7 for the organization’s 80th annual meeting where they elected new leaders, set organizational policy for the coming year, recognized outstanding members with numerous awards and learned from outstanding speakers and presenters. “We are grateful to gather in-person as a Farm Bureau family once again,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “It gives Farm Bureau members a chance to celebrate, fellowship and learn while growing our grassroots organization.” Board members, new leaders elected Rodd Moesel was re-elected to serve his third presidential two-year term. Three OKFB members were re-elected […]
The Payne County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee was honored with the 2021 Oklahoma Farm Bureau YF&R Charles L. Roff Award on Saturday, Nov. 6 during the organization’s annual meeting in Norman. Presented to the state’s top county YF&R committee, the Charles L. Roff Award encourages YF&R members to improve their local committees while strengthening the Farm Bureau organization. “We are really proud of our committee for all of the hard work they have done this past year,” said Shelby Leonard, Payne County YF&R chair. “We are continuing to work hard to ensure people in the community know […]
County Farm Bureaus were recognized for their efforts to further agriculture and rural Oklahoma during Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s 80th Annual Meeting Nov. 6 in Norman. Each year, OKFB recognizes the county Farm Bureaus that have excelled in program areas such as membership, public policy, local affairs, service to members, Women’s Leadership Committee and Young Farmers and Ranchers with a Presidential Star Award. Caddo, Comanche, Okmulgee, Payne and Washita County Farm Bureaus each received the Six-Star Presidential Award for excelling in six program areas. Receiving the Five-Star Presidential Award were Creek, Cherokee, Garfield, Kay, Kingfisher, LeFlore, Major, Nowata, Okfuskee, Ottawa, Pontotoc, […]
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership committee is proud to recognize nine outstanding farm and ranch families from around our state for the 2021 OKFB WLC Farm & Ranch Family recognition program. These families work each and every day to grow and raise the food, fiber and fuel our world depends on. They carry on this ever-important task while caring for the land and the natural resources we all share. At the end of the day, our nine farm and ranch families do all this to enable the next generation of Oklahoma agriculturalists to carry on the tradition of Oklahoma […]