As historic winter weather plagues the Sooner State, several Oklahoma Farm Bureau members have shared their experiences during the record-breaking storms with news outlets across the state and nation.
While many Oklahomans are staying inside, farmers and ranchers continue to work day in and day out to care for the land and animals. From chopping ice to rescuing calves, producers are working around the clock to provide food, fuel and fiber for all Oklahomans.
Cody Goodnight, OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers chair and Comanche County member, spoke with RFD-TV to discuss how the frigid temperatures are affecting farmers and ranchers across Oklahoma.
During a story on NPR’s Morning Edition segment, Washita County member Nocona Cook shared the challenges that come from caring for cattle in the unprecedented weather.
Cook and McCurtain County member Brent Bolen also were featured in an online NPR Morning Edition story.
Cleveland County member Paten Calvert explained to Storme Jones of Oklahoma City’s News 9 that working in the extreme winter weather is hard, but it’s the way of life he and his family chose and love.
Myuil Morris, OKFB YF&R committee member and Comanche County member, and Cody Goodnight were featured on Lawton’s KSWO 7 News as they take care of their cattle.