Oklahoma Farm Bureau presented Alfalfa County with the Lewis H. Munn Farm Bureau Builders Award during the OKFB 75th Annual Convention on Nov. 11 in Oklahoma City.
The award is named after the second president of Oklahoma Farm Bureau, and each year a specific area of involvement is judged for the award. This year’s area was local affairs and public relations.
Alfalfa County Farm Bureau coordinated with their county Conservation District to purchase equipment that local farmers can rent to improve their land. This county raffled off a rifle to help raise awareness and funds for State Question 777.
The county also gained publicity through a strong Facebook presence using the social media platform to promote agriculture and Farm Bureau, including holding a photo contest and a “12 Days of Farm Bureau” giveaway encouraging personal interaction with community members.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Annual Meeting is the organization’s largest gathering of farmers and ranchers every year. At the event, members vote on grassroots policy, elect leaders and award outstanding individuals. OKFB has a presence in all 77 Oklahoma counties and serves as the voice of agriculture and the rural way of life. To learn more, visit www.okfarmbureau.org.
(L to R) Oklahoma Farm Bureau Executive Director Monica Wilke presents the 2016 OKFB Lewis H. Munn award to Ryan Pjesky of Alfalfa County.