Oklahoma Farm Bureau members gathered for a series of 11 August Area Meetings to discuss issues, challenges and opportunities facing agriculture and rural Oklahoma in preparation for the organization’s grassroots policy development process.
More than 400 Farm Bureau members and guests attended the meetings where top issues surfaced by OKFB members included the upcoming farm bill, water rights and water infrastructure, the state’s marijuana industry, electric vehicle incentives and taxation, foreign ownership of land, EPA pesticide rules, native American tribal jurisdiction and more.
OKFB members also heard organizational updates and reports from district Young Farmers & Ranchers representatives, Women’s Leadership Committee district representatives, various OKFB department staff and organizational leaders.
Farm Bureau members will now take the ideas discussed and write policy resolutions for their county resolutions meetings. Resolutions that are passed by county Farm Bureaus will be presented for consideration at the OKFB state resolutions meeting, which will be held October 24-25 at the Embassy Suites Medical Center in Oklahoma City.