Rep. Tom Newell is among nine of the state’s top agricultural advocates who received the Oklahoma Farm Bureau 2014 Champion Award.
Rep. Newell was presented the OKFB Champion Award for going above and beyond to protect and improve agriculture and rural Oklahoma during the 2014 legislative session.
“As the state’s largest agricultural organization, Oklahoma Farm Bureau is committed to preserving the livelihood and legacy of our fellow farmers and ranchers,” OKFB President Tom Buchanan said. “It is an honor to distinguish these state leaders who share our vision and who continue to help make positive strides for Oklahoma agriculture.”
In addition to Rep. Newell, the following legislators were also recognized for their outstanding efforts: Attorney General Scott Pruitt, Tulsa; Rep. Scott Biggs, Chickasha; Rep. Mike Sanders, Kingfisher; Sen. Brian Bingman, Sapulpa; Sen. A.J. Griffin, Guthrie; Sen. Ron Justice, Chickasha; Sen. Bryce Marlatt, Woodward; and Sen. Mike Schulz, Altus.
Nominations for the awards were received from county Farm Bureau boards and the OKFB Board of Directors.