Nancy Minyard of the Love County Farm Bureau office was honored as the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Secretary of the Year at the 2017 OKFB Annual Meeting Nov. 10 in Norman, Oklahoma. County secretaries serve as the face of the county Farm Bureau office with not only customers but also with potential new members.
Serving the members of Love County for more than 27 years, Minyard followed in the footsteps of her grandmother who also worked as the county secretary for 21 years.
“It’s a small town, so everyone knows everyone,” Minyard said. “I appreciate all my customers and they appreciate me. It’s a great job.”
Minyard credits her success as a county secretary to the Love County board of directors and agent Sam Barrick, who she said encourage her in everything.
“It is an amazing accomplishment,” Minyard said of receiving the award. “I love serving the members and being a part of an organization committed to improving agriculture and rural Oklahoma.”
Minyard will receive a trip to the 2017 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, for being selected as OKFB Secretary of the Year.
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.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Tom Buchanan (left) presents the 2017 OKFB Secretary of the Year Award to Nancy Minyard of Love County during the awards session at the 76th annual OKFB convention in Norman on Friday, Nov. 10.