Oklahoma Farm Bureau members gathered in San Diego this week for the American Farm Bureau Federation 96th Annual Convention and IDEAg Trade Show.
The convention featured a variety of workshops on many topics. A livestock market update, FDA regulatory and issue update and application of UAS technology in precision agriculture were just a few of the informational sessions offered to members.
Members also heard from several speakers including US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Navy SEAL trainer Commander Rorke Denver and Jay Leno.
Several OKFB YF&R members made the trip to San Diego to compete on a national level for AFBF YF&R awards. Marty and Crystal Williams, Noble County, competed for the YF&R Achievement Award. Marty and Crystal represented Oklahoma well and made it to the top 10 finalists.
JT and Sara Bain, Pittsburg County, also competed during the convention. JT and Sara represented Oklahoma in the competition for the YF&R Excellence in Ag Award.
Brent Haken of Payne County represented OKFB in the AFBF YF&R Discussion Meet. Brent discussed a variety of agricultural issues and qualified for the “Sweet Sixteen” in the Discussion Meet.