Oklahoma Farm Bureau has named Garfield County as the John I. Taylor Award winner for 2014. The announcement was made at the OKFB 73rd Annual Convention Nov. 14 in Tulsa.
The John I. Taylor Award is named after OKFB’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.
Desdive Milacek, Garfield County Women’s Leadership Committee member, said winning this award was a result of their county’s hard work throughout the year.
“You just feel like everything that you put forward and worked so hard for has been rewarded,” Milacek said.
Garfield County is active in multiple program areas including policy development, membership, safety, political education, women’s activities and the Young Farmers and Ranchers.
Gary Johnson, Garfield County Farm Bureau president, said their county tries to do the best they can and it was tremendous to win this award.
“It was a complete surprise,” Johnson said. “I’m just so happy.”