Jake Calvert of Cleveland County was honored with Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Golden Eagle Award on Saturday, Nov. 12 at the organization’s 81st annual meeting in Norman.
The Golden Eagle award is presented to the individual or county who has worked to recruit the most new members throughout the year. These memberships were not based on insurance services, but instead joined as stand-alone members of the federation.
“Membership is not a hard thing to promote when you believe in the program you’re promoting,” Calvert said. “To me, especially being from what you might call a more urban county, involving the farmers and ranchers in this county that might not otherwise know that they have the representation and the voice in Farm Bureau – it makes it easy.”
As the recipient of the Golden Eagle Award, Calvert received a jacket and trophy.
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 okfarmbureau.org.