Oklahoma Farm Bureau today is deeply saddened by the loss of former Farm Bureau president Jack Givens.
“Jack was a lifelong servant not only to Oklahoma Farm Bureau, but also to agriculture,” said Monica Wilke, OKFB executive director. “He will be greatly missed in the Farm Bureau family.”
The Mangum farmer-rancher was a lifetime member of the Greer County Farm Bureau, where he served on the county board for numerous years. He also represented southwest Oklahoma on the OKFB board of directors before serving as president of the organization from 1997-1999.
Known for his excellence in agriculture, Givens was awarded the Governor’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture in 2012. He worked diligently to advance the agriculture industry, serving two terms as chairman of the Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation Service, and serving the cotton industry as a director for the National Cotton Council and the Cotton Incorporated Board.
Givens also served on the board of regents for the Oklahoma Agricultural & Mechanical Colleges. A lifetime member of the Oklahoma State University Alumni Association, Givens was presented with its Distinguished Alumni Award in 2004.
OKFB sends its condolences to his family and friends. Funeral services will be Wednesday, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church in Mangum, Oklahoma. Please send condolences to the Greer County Farm Bureau Office at 231 N. Oklahoma, Mangum, OK 73554.