Oklahoma Farm Bureau members elected and re-elected several leaders during the organization’s annual meeting Nov. 11-13 in Norman.
Roger Moore of Mayes County was elected to serve as the new OKFB District Six Director, filling the seat of retiring board member James Fuser. Moore will represent Adair, Cherokee, Craig, Delaware, Mayes, McIntosh, Muskogee, Nowata, Ottawa, Rogers, Sequoyah and Wagoner Counties.
Moore and his wife, Renita, own a cattle, row crop and hay operation near Pryor. He has served on the Mayes County Farm Bureau board for 20 years.
“I’ve been involved with Farm Bureau my whole life,” Moore said. “In 1974 our family was selected as district farm family when I was 14 years old. That made a big impression on me. I think Farm Bureau is a very good organization, and when given the opportunity, I thought I’d take the opportunity to serve the organization that has meant so much to my family over the years.”
David VonTungeln of Canadian County was re-elected to serve a three-year term as District Three Director. VonTungeln will represent Blaine, Caddo, Canadian, Grady, Kingfisher, Logan and Oklahoma Counties.
Jim Meek of Okmulgee County was re-elected to a three-year term as District Nine Director. Meek will represent Creek, Lincoln, Okfuskee, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Payne, Tulsa and Washington Counties.
The OKFB Women’s Leadership Committee re-elected Mignon Bolay of Noble County to serve a two-year term as chair. Karen Dodson of Caddo County, Kelly Blair of Cherokee County and Cindy Schoenecke of Lincoln County were re-elected to serve three-year terms as representatives for districts three, six and nine respectively. Cyndi Mackey of LeFlore County was elected to a two-year term representing District Five. Arlene LeMaster of LeFlore County will serve as an ex-officio member on the committee for two years.
The OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee chose newly elected at-large member Alisen Anderson and her husband Jared to serve a year-long term as YF&R committee chair. The committee also elected Katie Richards to serve as the representative for District One, Jacob and Cassidy Beck for District Three, Dillon Johnson for District Six, Tim Taylor for District Nine and Megan Hankins for the Collegiate Farm Bureau representative.
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 okfarmbureau.org.