Oklahoma Farm Bureau has chosen Dustin Mielke to serve as vice president of communications and public relations for the organization.
In the position, Mielke will guide the communications efforts of Oklahoma’s largest general farm organization in an effort to promote agriculture and OKFB’s member-focused grassroots advocacy.
“For more than a decade, Dustin has faithfully served our members by communicating the incredible work of the Oklahoma agriculture community,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “I’m excited to see Dustin’s continued leadership in our communications department as they work diligently to strengthen Farm Bureau’s voice for farmers and ranchers.”
Mielke has worked in the OKFB communications department for 12 years, most recently serving as senior director of communications. In his time with the organization, Mielke has worked on a wide array of projects and efforts, including publications, photography, design, media relations and digital communications.
“Agriculture is the industry I’ve wanted to work in since I was a child, and it’s a privilege to get to tell the stories of Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers,” Mielke said. “With consumers taking an active interest in their food, this is a great time to connect our Farm Bureau members with the people who benefit daily from agriculture.”
A native of Conrad, Montana, Mielke earned his bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications with a minor in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University. Mielke and his wife, Li, live in Edmond.