The Comanche County Young Farmers and Ranchers committee was presented with the 2017 Charles L. Roff Award. The award was presented in Norman, Oklahoma, at the 2017 OKFB Annual Meeting Nov. 10.
The Charles L. Roff Award encourages county YF&R groups to improve their local committees and activity participation while strengthening the Farm Bureau organization.
“It’s a real honor,” said John Morris, Comanche County Farm Bureau YF&R chairman. “We work really hard and communicating with area young farmers and ranchers to get us together to help improve each others farming operations.”
Comanche County YF&R hosted its annual farmhand olympics, where students from around the county attend and compete in various agricultural events.
“You just see smiles on kids faces when they come through and do the events each year,” Morris said. “It’s a lot of fun to watch. I think that’s our biggest event.”
Just beginning their careers in production agriculture, the young Farm Bureau members also spent time learning from experienced farmers and ranchers throughout Comanche County.
“We’ve toured a lot of farms and ranches around the area trying to expand our knowledge and see how people got to where they are today,” Morris said.
The county received a traveling plaque in recognition for their outstanding committee involvement.
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.
(Left to Right): Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Tom Buchanan and American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall present OKFB’s Charles L. Roff award to Comanche County Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers representative John Morris along with OKFB Interim Executive Director Thad Doye during the awards session at the 76th annual OKFB convention in Norman on Friday, Nov. 10. The Charles L. Roff award recognizes the outstanding county YF&R Program.