Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers held their annual conference July 10-11 in Stillwater, where more than 50 young agriculturalists gathered to learn about agriculture, expand their leadership capabilities and make connections. The group of young leaders from around the state heard from a variety of presenters on a wide range of agricultural topics during the two-day event. Jane McGuire with the Center for Food Integrity presented CFI’s Engage training, where attendees learned to how to tell their agriculture story by using shared values to connect and transparently discuss consumers’ food concerns. During the session, participants spent time developing […]
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Note: The final conference schedule has been added below Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee has released a preliminary schedule of events for the group’s summer conference July 10-11 in Stillwater. The conference will be held at the Best Western Cimarron Hotel & Suites. The conference will include workshops at the hotel as well as on-site tours in the Stillwater area. Registration for the conference is $25 per person. Registration plus a hotel room for one night at the host hotel is $150. To register, or for more information, contact OKFB’s YF&R Coordinator Holly Carroll at (405) 523-2307. […]
The Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture conference was held at the OKFB home office June 10-12. The conference is a three-day event hosted by OKFB’s Young Farmers and Ranchers. Participants of the conference were high school seniors selected through an application process. The students selected represent some of Oklahoma’s most promising high school agriculturalists. OYLA is aimed at not only preparing young people to be future leaders of Farm Bureau, but also of the Oklahoma agriculture industry as a whole, said Holly Carroll, YF&R coordinator. During the conference, students had the opportunity to take part in discussions with other agriculture leaders […]
Oklahoma Farm Bureau has selected 17 incoming high school seniors as the next class of the organization’s Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture conference June 10-12. The OYLA conference is a three-day gathering of some of Oklahoma agriculture’s top youth. Conference participants are selected through an application process. Participants for the 2015 OYLA conference are: Marisa Burke, Harper County; Braden Egger, Pottawatomie County; Shelby Schulte, Comanche County; Sadie Higgins, Caddo County; Sydney Cannon, McClain County; Lauren Lacy, Oklahoma County; Jaryn Frey, Kingfisher County; Sarah Gruntmeir, Kingfisher County; Lexi Newman, Stephens County; Victoria Chapman, Carter County; Ross Priddy, Johnston County; LeighAnn Alexander, LeFlore […]
Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee will hold its summer conference July 10-11 in Stillwater. Young agriculturalists ages 18-35 from around the state are invited to gather together as the group tours local agricultural facilities, hears from speakers on important farm and food topics, and engages with each other to learn first-hand about new ideas in farming, ranching and agribusiness. Friday, July 10 will feature a presentation by the Center for Food Integrity focusing on addressing concerns consumers have in an open and welcoming way. Friday evening will feature a social event at Rockin’ Star Farm, including plenty […]
Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee selected nine Oklahoma high school seniors to receive $1,000 scholarships to pursue agricultural degrees. Students receiving scholarships are: Megan Trantham, Boise City, District 1; Tucker Sawatzky, Weatherford, District 2; Madison Reasnor, Cashion, District 3; Samantha Howe, Sulphur, District 4; Bay Bolen, Idabel, District 5; Hallie Barnes, Hulbert, District 6; Lakan Light, Enid, District 7; Kase Donor, Konawa, District 8; and Colton Pratz, Stillwater, District 9. The scholarships are given to one student from a Farm Bureau member family in each of the nine OKFB districts. Students receiving the scholarships must enroll as […]
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Golf Classic scheduled for Friday, May 8, has been moved to Thursday, July 9, due to unfavorable weather conditions. The scramble-style tournament will be held in conjunction with the summer YF&R conference. The Golf Classic will still be held in Enid. Registration for the tournament will be from 9 to 10 a.m., with tee-off at 10 a.m. Lunch will be provided throughout the day to golfers. We hope you can join us for the tournament on Thursday, July 9. Download the updated golf tournament flier (pdf file).
Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee invite FFA members attending the 2015 Oklahoma FFA Convention April 28-29 to stop by the YF&R booth in the career show – and tweet for a chance to take a turn in OKFB’s money machine. YF&R members from around the state will be on hand to speak to members about Farm Bureau, the YF&R program and the many youth opportunities the organization sponsors. YF&R is also giving some lucky FFA members a chance to take a turn in a cash machine on the career show floor. To participate, FFA members need to […]
Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee will hold their 13th annual Golf Classic May 8 at Pheasant Run Golf Course in Enid. The scramble-style event is held to benefit the OKFB Legal Foundation. Check-in will be at 10:30 a.m. on the 8th with lunch at 11 a.m. and tee-off at noon. Registration is now open for both teams and individuals. The cost is $350 for a team of four, or $90 per individual. Teams must be registered and pay by May 1. Spots will fill up quickly, so be sure to register early. Hole sponsorships are available for […]
The Young Farmers and Ranchers Legislative Day that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2015, has been postponed to a later date. The group is looking at hosting the event later on in the legislative session. For more information, contact Holly Carroll at (405) 523-2307.