Clint and Jessica Wilcox of Major County were named the winners of the 2015 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award. They were recognized as OKFB’s top young farming and ranching couple at the organization’s 74th Annual Meeting on Nov. 13 in Oklahoma City.
“It’s a great honor, something that we don’t take lightly,” Clint Wilcox said. “We’re very proud and very honored to be chosen.”
Clint and Jessica grow wheat, canola, grain sorghum, mungbeans and other specialty crops, along with some cattle on their farm near Fairview, Oklahoma. The couple also serves clients statewide as crop insurance agents.
“We strive to be the best farmers we can be and we strive to be the best insurance agents we can be,” Jessica Wilcox said. “It’s a challenge, but we both love what we do. We always wanted to farm.”
The Wilcox couple has served on the state YF&R committee and the Major County YF&R committee. Clint also serves as president of Major County Farm Bureau.
As Achievement Award winners, the Wilcox family received a Kubota RTV500 courtesy of Great Plains Kubota, an Icehole cooler, and an expense-paid trip to Orlando, Florida, for the 2015 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting.
The couple will compete on a national level for the AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award during the AFBF Annual Meeting.
OKFB’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Program is open to both men and women, ages 18 to 35, who hold a membership in his or her county Farm Bureau.
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 President Tom Buchanan and Reed Boettcher of Great Plains Kubota present the 2015 Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award to Jessica and Clint Wilcox of Major County , along with OKFB YF&R Chairman Zac Harris, at the organization’s annual meeting on Friday, Nov. 13. The Achievement Award recognizes young agriculturalists whose majority of income comes from farming.