Charles Morrow of Pontotoc County Farm Bureau was presented with the Golden Eagle Award Nov. 11 during the Oklahoma Farm Bureau 75th Annual Meeting in Oklahoma City.
The Golden Eagle award is presented each year to the individual or county who has worked to recruit the most new members throughout the year. These memberships were not based on insurance services, but instead joined as stand-alone members of the federation.
“I just let them know we’re a farm organization that is involved in legislation and politics to some extent, and that we’re not just an insurance company,” Morrow said when asked about his success in recruiting new members. “I try to get people to understand that insurance is just one of the services. So I just let them know all the different things we do, because they want to know what membership would do for them.”
As the winner of the Gold Eagle Award, Morrow received a traveling trophy and a personalized jacket.
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 Executive Director Monica Wilke presents Charles Morrow with the 2016 OKFB Golden Eagle Award.