Oklahoma Farm Bureau helped support the state’s agriculture youth by purchasing more than $43,000 in premiums at the 2018 Oklahoma Youth Expo Sale of Champions held Friday, March 16 in Oklahoma City.
Before the sale, OKFB was honored as the 2017 volume buyer for purchasing the most premiums at the 2017 sale.
Farm Bureau purchased premiums on 19 animals, and also partnered with fellow agriculture and rural organizations and individuals to purchase premiums for 41 animals.
“We’re honored to help support these bright 4-H and FFA members at the Oklahoma Youth Expo,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “The skills and lessons learned in the show ring are preparing these students to become the future leaders of our state.”
OKFB also purchased the chalice for the grand champion steer, shown by Tenley Mefford of Tillman County 4-H.
The 2018 premium raised a record $1.3 million for students across the state, with the grand champion steer topping the sale with a record $115,000.
Founded in 1942, Oklahoma Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization of farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing issues and formulating action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement in each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. As the state’s leading agricultural organization, Farm Bureau is committed to improving the lives of rural Oklahomans through advocacy, education and member benefits. To learn more, visit www.okfarmbureau.org.