Marty and Crystal Williams of Noble County were named the winners of the 2014 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award. They were recognized as OKFB’s top young farming and ranching couple at the 73rd annual convention on Nov. 14 in Tulsa.
“I saw how neat it was at my first convention I attended to be honored for the work that you do,” Marty said. “It was really neat to continue to strive toward that goal, but more than winning the award, we wanted to represent Oklahoma.”
Marty and Crystal grow a variety of crops including wheat, corn, grain sorghum, canola, soybeans and native grass pastures on their farm near Red Rock. The couple also manages a cow/calf operation.
“There is always a crop,” Marty said. “Sometimes there are five or six or even seven different crops. But we do it so we can feed the world.”
The Williams couple has been active in Farm Bureau for eight years and has served on the state YF&R Committee and the state resolutions committee. Crystal is active in her homeschool co-op and also teaches art classes, while Marty serves on numerous conservation and co-op boards.
As Achievement Award winners, the Williams family received a John Deere Gator HPX 4×4 courtesy of GEO 720 and P&K Equipment, a chainsaw donated by Smith Farm and Garden in Tulsa and an expense-paid trip to San Diego for the 2015 American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting.
The couple will compete on a national level for the AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award during the AFBF Annual Meeting.
“Our biggest goal is to bring home the trophy for Oklahoma,” Marty said.
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.
Marty and Crystal Williams of Noble County were named the winners of the 2014 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award at the 73rd Annual OKFB Convention on Nov. 14. As Achievement Award winners, the Williams family received a John Deere Gator HPX 4×4, courtesy of GEO 720 and P&K Equipment, a chainsaw donated by Smith Farm and Garden in Tulsa and an expense-paid trip to the 2015 American Farm Bureau Annual Meeting where they will represent Oklahoma in the AFBF Achievement Award competition. Pictured from left to right: Tom Buchanan, OKFB president; Morgan, Crystal, Ava and Marty Williams; Lance Shultz and Matt Pruett, GEO 720.