Adam and Rachel Bohl of Comanche County are the 2013 recipients of Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award. They were recognized as OKFB’s top YF&R farming and ranching couple at the organization’s 72nd Annual Convention, Nov. 15, in Norman. As Achievement Award winners, the Bohl family received 80 tractor hours on a John Deere 5055D tractor donated by P&K Equipment, a chainsaw donated by Smith Farm and Garden in Tulsa, a $250 gift card and an expense paid trip to San Antonio for the American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting, where they will compete on the national level. […]
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Stroms named OKFB Farm Family of the Year
John and Macy Strom of Washington County were named Farm Family of the Year at Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s 72nd Annual Convention, Nov. 15, in Norman. The Stroms were one of six OKFB district farm family finalists, chosen for their ability to best represent farming and ranching and the spirit of Oklahoma agriculture. As state winners, the family received the use of a General Motors pickup for one year, a free trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting next January in San Antonio and other prizes. The Stroms operate VV Ranch in Osage County. They raise a commercial cattle […]
Schnaithman wins Farm Bureau Discussion Meet
Travis Schnaithman, of Garber, was named the 2013 Young Farmers and Ranchers Discussion Meet winner at the Oklahoma Farm Bureau 72nd Annual Meeting, Nov. 15, in Norman. Schnaithman competed against four other participants in three rounds of debate-style discussion where performance was evaluated on the exchange of ideas and information on pre-determined topics. Participants were judged on their ability to offer constructive criticism, cooperation and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions. As the state discussion meet winner, Schnaithman received an iPad package and the opportunity to compete in the national discussion meet contest at the American Farm Bureau […]
Caudill named OKFB Secretary of the Year
Betty Caudill of the Latimer County Farm Bureau office was honored as the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Secretary of the Year at the OKFB 72nd Annual Convention Nov. 15, in Norman. Caudill has worked in the Latimer County office for nearly 16 years. She and her husband, Jay, reside outside of Wilburton. They have two grown children, Bryan Stacey and Regina Brown, and five grandkids. View and download a high-resolution version of Caludill receiving her award on the OKFB Flickr account.
Brock, Matthys named OKFB Journalists of the Year
John Brock of the Sapulpa Daily Herald and Venius Matthys of The County Times in Cache were recognized with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Journalist of the Year awards at the OKFB 72nd Annual Meeting, Nov. 15, in Norman. The newspaper journalists were honored for their contributions made reporting accurately and regularly about agricultural issues and their importance to Oklahoma and the nation.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau names CHAMPION Award winners
Oklahoma Farm Bureau recognized Jim Grego, Sherry Schauer, Sen. Larry Boggs and Syd Morgan as CHAMPION Award winners during the OKFB 72nd Annual Convention in Norman, Nov. 15. CHAMPION stands for Contact Helps Achieve More Priority Issue Objectives Now, and the award honors individual members for their efforts to achieve Farm Bureau policy at the state and national levels Grego, vice president of the Latimer County Farm Bureau, and Boggs, board member of the Latimer County Farm Bureau received the CHAMPION Award for their work to achieve Farm Bureau policy at the local level. The received a jacket, plaque and […]
Comanche County honored with top YF&R award
Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Comanche County Young Farmers and Ranchers committee is the 2013 recipient of the Charles L. Roff Award. The award was announced in Norman at the OKFB 72nd Annual Convention, Nov. 15. The Charles L. Roff Award encourages county YF&R groups to improve their local committees and activity participation while strengthening the Farm Bureau organization. Comanche County YF&R’s highlight activities for the year included sponsoring a farmhand Olympics, assisting at several county livestock shows, hosting speech contests and coordinating the OKFB fire safety trailer at local schools. Comanche County YF&R received a traveling plaque in recognition for their […]
Okmulgee County Farm Bureau recognized for local affairs
Oklahoma Farm Bureau named Okmulgee County the Lewis H. Munn Farm Bureau Builders award winner during the OKFB 72nd Annual Convention, Nov. 15, in Norman. 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. Okmulgee County worked hard to present a day of agriculture education to the local youth through the local multicultural association. By partnering with the Southwest Dairy Growers, the county presented a local program that included using a dairy cow to demonstrate the milking process […]
Garvin County Farm Bureau receives top county award
Oklahoma Farm Bureau has named Garvin County as the John I. Taylor Award winner for 2012. The announcement was made Nov. 10, in Oklahoma City at the OFB 71st Annual Convention. The John I. Taylor Award is named after OFB’s first president and serves as the organization’s highest county honor. County winners are required to earn the Four-Star Presidential Award and excel in at least six different program areas. Garvin County is active in all 11 program areas, including membership, program planning, policy development, policy execution, information and public relations, safety, service to members, local affairs, policy education, women’s activities […]
Givens inducted into OKFB Eagle Club
Kerry Givens of Comanche County was recognized an inductee in the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Eagle Club during the OKFB 72nd Annual Convention, Nov. 15, in Norman. The distinction was created to recognize the member who recruits the most new members in a year, as membership is a key aspect of the organization. Givens recruited 17 new members in 2013. He received a traveling Golden Eagle trophy and a personalized OKFB jacket. View and download a high-resolution photo of Givens receiving recognition on OKFB’s Flickr account.