Payne County Farm Bureau was presented with the 2022 Oklahoma Farm Bureau John I. Taylor Award on Saturday, Nov. 12 during the organization’s 81st annual meeting in Norman.
Named after OKFB’s first president, the award serves as the organization’s highest county honor, recognizing the county Farm Bureau with the most effective programs and activities.
Payne County was honored for excelling in the program areas of public policy, service to members, public relations, membership, Women’s Leadership Committee and Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.
“This award puts into perspective all of the hard work that we have done over the past year,” said Nancy German, Payne County Farm Bureau president. “It is not about us as a board – it is what we can do to share agriculture in the community.”
Payne County Farm Bureau was active throughout 2022, hosting a youth cattle clinic, sponsoring the bucket calf show at the Payne County Fair, offering a youth firearm safety program, collecting coats and Christmas gifts for Payne County residents, hosting a tractor driving contest and more.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Annual Meeting is the organization’s largest gathering of farmers and ranchers every year. At the event, members vote on grassroots policy, elect leaders and award outstanding individuals. OKFB has a presence in all 77 Oklahoma counties and serves as the voice of agriculture and the rural way of life. To learn more, visit okfarmbureau.org.