More than 90 women attended the 2022 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee Conference April 22-23 at the NCED Hotel and Conference Center in Norman.
The two-day event featured breakout sessions, a community service project, a silent auction and speakers including Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Blayne Arthur and OKFB President Rodd Moesel.
Women had the option to choose from ten breakout sessions to grow their knowledge about financial planning; the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry; food preservation, the Oklahoma Mesonet; organization ideas; raised-bed gardening; meal planning; food safety; power takeoffs and farm safety; and ways to make extra money.
Money raised from the silent auction, which amounted to more than $2,000, benefits the OKFB WLC Nurse’s Training Scholarship. The scholarship is presented to three Farm Bureau members who are pursuing a career in to support medical services, especially in rural Oklahoma.
Members also created more than 75 lap blankets for the Norman Veterans Center.
To learn more about WLC, contact Marcia Irvin, OKFB senior director of Women’s Leadership Committee and safety, at (405) 523-2300.