Oklahoma Farm Bureau will host its annual Legislative Conference March 7-8 in Oklahoma City at the Aloft Hotel. The conference is designed to inform members of legislative issues at the state and federal levels.
Highlights of the two-day conference include updates on the State Question 777 campaign, the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation, the current legislative session and more. Attendees also will be able to attend a reception with OKFB’s 100 Percent Club.
OKFB’s Champion Award winners, state leaders and legislators chosen for going above and beyond to protect and improve agriculture and rural Oklahoma, also will be recognized during the conference.
No registration is required for the conference, but hotel reservations can be made by contacting Aloft Hotel at 405-605-2100. A limited number of rooms are available at the group rate, but must be reserved or cancelled by Feb. 19. Aloft Hotel also offers a discounted parking fee of $10 for the use of its secured parking lot or valet parking.
A tentative agenda is below and will be updated as more information becomes available.
Monday, March 7
|1:30 p.m.||Call to Order and Welcome – Jimmy Wayne Kinder, OKFB Vice President|
|2 p.m.||Speaker – Rep. Doug Cox, Water Movement & GRDA|
|3 p.m.||Speaker – Attorney General Scott Pruitt|
|6:15 p.m.||Speakers – Jim Dunlap and Patrick Hall|
|6:30 p.m.||Champion Awards|
Tuesday, March 8
|7:45 a.m.||Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation Update – Jeramy Rich|
|8:15 a.m.||State Question 777, Right to Farm update – Glenn Coffee|
|8:45 a.m.||Speaker – John Doak|
|9:15 a.m.||Speaker – Gary McManus, history and future of water|
|10 a.m.||Speakers – Sen. Bryce Marlatt, Rep. Lee Denney, state issues|
|11 a.m.||Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legislative Update – John Collison, OKFB Public Policy|
|12 a.m.||Lunch at Oklahoma Farm Bureau home office|
|Afternoon||Visits to state Capitol|