The Oklahoma Beef Council is pleased to announce Monte Tucker, a fourth-generation farmer and rancher from Sweetwater, Okla., has joined its board of directors representing Oklahoma Farm Bureau.
Tucker ranches full-time with his wife, Danielle, their two sons Mason and Reed, his parents and 93-year-old grandmother. His family farming and ranching operation consists of wheat, native and improved grasses, stocker cattle, replacement females, a commercial cow-calf operation with ownership from birth to rail, and a small custom feeding operation where he sells beef direct to customers. He is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in Animal Science.
Tucker is active in his community and serves as President of the Roger Mills County Farm Bureau. He is currently serving his second term as a member of the state board of directors of Oklahoma Farm Bureau. He and his family are active members of the Sayre First Baptist Church.
According to Tucker, “I look forward to serving on the board of directors of the Oklahoma Beef Council. It’s an honor to represent beef producers and I take seriously the responsibility to invest Oklahoma beef checkoff dollars in an effective and judicious manner.”
Tucker says his overall philosophy acknowledges the important role of agriculture in society. “As a rancher, I simply create a living for my family and a benefit to my community by converting God-given renewable natural resources into consumable products,” he says. “In cowboy words, I turn sunshine, sandburs and scenery into rib-eye steaks!”