Cody and Kara Goodknight of Comanche County Farm Bureau were chosen to serve as chairs of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers committee by delegates to the OKFB YF&R caucus held Saturday, Oct. 24 in Oklahoma City. “We are honored to have the opportunity to serve as chairs of the YF&R committee this year,” Cody Goodknight said. “We greatly enjoy networking with other agriculturalists around our state and country and are excited about the activities Farm Bureau has planned for next year.” Other members elected to serve on the committee include Chism and Heather Sander of Dewey County, […]
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Oklahoma Farm Bureau helped support the state’s agriculture youth by purchasing $30,000 in premiums at the 2020 Tulsa State Fair Night of Champions Premium Sale. Farm Bureau partnered with fellow agriculture and rural organizations and individuals to purchase premiums on the animals of 121 students, including the grand champion barrow and grand champion goat. “Oklahoma Farm Bureau is always proud to support our state’s incredible 4-H and FFA students at the Tulsa State Fair,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “We know the lessons and life skills these students develop as they raise, care for and show animals will carry on […]
The Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College recently was awarded a mini-grant from the American Farm Bureau Federation. The chapter received $500 to aid in recruitment, leadership development, community service outreach, officer development and the purchase of educational materials and/or registration costs for conferences. “This mini grant from AFBF is a tremendous opportunity to show our students a wide variety of different commodities and enable us to still provide them agriculture opportunities in a COVID climate,” said Alisen Anderson, NEO A&M Collegiate Farm Bureau adviser. On the campus of NEO A&M in Miami, Anderson said the Collegiate […]
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee raised $22,750 to benefit the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture during its second-annual shotgun shoot held Saturday, Aug. 29. More than 30 teams from around the state competed in the event held at Quail Ridge Sporting Clays in McLoud, Oklahoma. “From educating children across our state to caring for our rural communities in times of need, the OKFB Foundation for Agriculture does incredible work that benefits all Oklahomans,” said Brittany Hukill, OKFB YF&R vice chair. “The state YF&R committee is proud to be able to provide a fun opportunity for […]
More than 60 Oklahoma Farm Bureau members gathered for the annual Young Farmers and Ranchers summer conference held July 10 – 12 in Oklahoma City. Conference participants had the opportunity to tour local agricultural facilities in the Oklahoma City metro area. American Plant Products and Services, owned by OKFB President Rodd Moesel, serves as a wholesale plant product company that provides greenhouse construction as well as horticulture necessities to universities and commercial entities nationwide. Members also toured the Oklahoma National Stockyards with general manager Kelli Payne. She informed the members about the stockyards’ history, her extensive interest and involvement in […]
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers committee has awarded eight high school seniors with a $1,000 college scholarship. Each year the OKFB YF&R committee presents $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an Oklahoma accredited institution of higher learning and is available to all members of Oklahoma Farm Bureau. “Each of these scholarship recipients represents the bright future of Oklahoma agriculture and our rural communities,” said Nocona Cook, OKFB YF&R chairman. “The YF&R committee could not be more proud to support these students as they blaze their own path in agriculture.” The eight […]
To protect the health and safety of students, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee has decided to cancel its Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture program. The conference was scheduled to be held May 26-29, 2020 in Oklahoma City. For more information, contact OKFB YF&R Coordinator Zac Swartz at (405) 523-2300.
The deadline for students to apply to receive one of nine $1,000 college scholarships from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee has been extended to April 30, 2020. Nine $1,000 scholarships, one from each OKFB district, will be awarded to high school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture at an Oklahoma institution of high learning as a full-time student. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2020. Download the application in OKFB’s online Application Center.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is now accepting applications for its Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture program held May 26-29, 2020 in Oklahoma City. OYLA is a unique three-day summer leadership conference designed for high school students completing their junior year in 2020. The conference will include special leadership classes, exciting speakers, team building 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 […]
Update: Deadline extended to April 30, 2020 The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is now accepting applications for its annual $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors who will pursue a higher degree in agriculture after graduation. Nine $1,000 scholarships, one from each OKFB district, will be awarded to high school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture at an Oklahoma institution of high learning as a full-time student. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2020. Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements: Must be a graduating high school senior. Must enroll full time […]