Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Comanche County Young Farmers and Ranchers committee is the 2016 recipient of the Charles L. Roff Award. The award was presented in Oklahoma City at the OKFB 75th Annual Meeting Nov. 11.
The Charles L. Roff Award encourages county YF&R groups to improve their local committees and activity participation while strengthening the Farm Bureau organization.
The goal of Comanche County YF&R is to keep agriculture alive and encourage younger generations to aspire to be in the agriculture field.
The county’s highlight activities for the year included visiting the local farmer’s market to answer questions about Oklahoma’s Right to Farm and orchestrating a farmhand Olympics, which included live coverage on the local television station. Members of the county YF&R also attended all of the YF&R events throughout the year and held monthly meetings and activities. In addition, a member of the Comanche County YF&R currently serves on the National Ag Farm Policy Advisory Committee.
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.
(L to R): Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Chairman Josh Emerson presents the 2016 OKFB YF&R Charles L. Roff Award to John Morris of Comanche County Farm Bureau with OKFB President Tom Buchanan.