Oklahoma Farm Bureau members from across the state will meet at the Cox Convention Center in downtown Oklahoma City Nov. 13-15 for OKFB’s 74th annual meeting.
This year’s convention theme of “A Heritage Worth Preserving, A Future Worth Protecting” focuses on the importance of fighting for agriculture and rural Oklahoma. The annual event serves as a premier opportunity for Oklahoma farmers and ranchers to gather together and make their voices heard as they set organizational policy and give direction for the upcoming state legislative session.
The meeting also includes presentation of numerous OKFB awards, the election of three district directors, a trade show, general sessions and selection of delegates for the American Farm Bureau annual meeting in 2016.
New this year, the OKFB awards program will take place during the first general session on Friday afternoon, giving convention attendees an evening to spend in Oklahoma City. Lorrie Morgan, country music singer and songwriter, will entertain members on Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. following the annual OKFB banquet. Tickets are $32 and will be available for purchase in the trade show area of the convention center.
The Residence Inn Marriott is still taking reservations and may be contacted at 405-601-1700. For more information, contact Melisa Neal at 405-523-2475.
The tentative convention schedule and information is included below, and will be updated as changes are released. The final schedule will be distributed at convention.
Friday, November 13
8 a.m. Credentials Committee Breakfast
9 a.m. Registration Opens
10 a.m. YF&R Discussion Meet Round 1
10 a.m. Trade Show Opens
10:45 a.m. YF&R Discussion Meet Round 2
11:15 a.m. State Board Meeting and Luncheon
11:30 a.m. Women’s Leadership Committee Conference and Luncheon
11:30 a.m. YF&R Discussion Meet Finals and Luncheon
1:30 p.m. Opening Session:
Welcome by Rep. Frank Lucas
4:30 p.m. Retirement Reception
5 p.m. OKAgFund Meeting
5 p.m. Commodity Meeting
6 p.m. YF&R Dinner and Caucus
Saturday, November 14
7:30 a.m. Flapjack Fundraiser benefitting Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation
7:30 a.m. Credentials Committee Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Financial Review Committee Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Resolutions Committee Breakfast
8 a.m. Registration Opens
8 a.m. Trade Show Opens
8:45 a.m. OFBMIC Policyholders Meeting
9:30 a.m. General Session:
Election of AFBF delegates
12 p.m. Credentials Committee Meeting
12:30 p.m. Women’s Leadership Committee Gavel Club Luncheon
1:30 p.m. District Caucuses (Districts 2, 5 and 8)
2:15 p.m. General Session:
District caucus reports
Final resolutions session
6 p.m. OKAgFund Reception featuring 100 Percent Club recognition
7 p.m. Dinner and Entertainment featuring Lorrie Morgan*
*Tickets are $32 and can be purchased in the trade show area.
Sunday, November 15
7:30 a.m. County Presidents Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Women’s Leadership Committee Chairman’s Breakfast
7:30 a.m. Breakfast of Champions with Glenn Coffee
9:15 a.m. Memorial and Worship Service with Susie McEntire
**Schedule last updated Nov. 6.