Legislators at the state Capitol received a steak and baked potato lunch last week, courtesy of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee during the Farm City Festival.
Each year, the WLC state committee members provide legislators with a delicious lunch to help educate state legislators about agriculture.
“We want our legislators to remember where their food and fiber comes from and the importance of agriculture,” said Kitty Beavers, OKFB WLC chairman from Stephens County. “Agriculture provides everything from food, clothing, shelter, medicine and so much more. We want them to stay aware of that; the only way to do that is to keep in contact with them.”
County WLC members helped donate money to provide the meals, which was hand-delivered by the state WLC.
“Farm City Festival is our way of showing our legislators we’re here, we’re present, and we appreciate them,” Beavers said. “When we contact them on a bill or issue, they’re more receptive to us if they know us and see what we do.”