Three board members were re-elected by voting delegates at Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s 77th Annual Meeting Nov. 16-18 in Norman, Oklahoma.
Monte Tucker of Sweetwater, Oklahoma, was re-elected to a three-year term on the OKFB board of directors representing District Two. He will serve Farm Bureau members in Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Roger Mills, Tillman and Washita counties.
Members in District Five re-elected Gary Crawley of Savanna to serve a three-year term on the OKFB board of directors. Counties represented in District Five include Atoka, Bryan, Choctaw, Haskell, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, Pittsburg and Pushmataha.
Shawnee-native John Grundmann was re-elected to a three-year term representing District Eight on OKFB’s board of directors. Cleveland, Coal, Hughes, Garvin, McClain, Pontotoc, Pottawatomie and Seminole Counties are represented in District Eight.
The OKFB Women’s Leadership Committee chose Mignon Bolay of Noble County to lead the committee as chair for the next two years. She replaces Kitty Beavers, who was term-limited following eight years as WLC chair.
Farm Bureau women also re-elected Paula Sawatzky of Custer County to represent District Two on the WLC. Three new members were elected to the state committee including Arlene Lemaster of LeFlore County, chosen to represent District Five; Terry Pederson of Alfalfa County, District Seven; and Jan Long of Pontotoc County, District Eight.
The OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee elected Brent and Jenny Haken of Payne County to serve as chairmen for a one-year term. Justin and Chrissy Maxey of Nowata County were elected as vice chairmen and Logan and Brittany Hukill of Caddo County will serve as committee secretary. Additional committee members elected this year include Nocona and Jordan Cook, Washita County, District Two; Corey Holman, Pottawatomie County, District Eight; Chism Sander, Dewey County, at-large; Will and Leslie Lewis, Okmulgee County, at-large; and Ethan and Roxanne Mock, Tulsa County, at-large.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Annual Meeting is the organization’s largest gathering of farmers and ranchers every year. At the three-day convention, 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.