Oklahoma Farm Bureau has hired Penny Raspotnik-Jones as its southeastern field representative.
In her position, Raspotnik-Jones will work as a liaison between county Farm Bureaus and the state Farm Bureau. She will serve members in Atoka, Bryan, Coal, Choctaw, Haskell, Hughes, Latimer, LeFlore, McCurtain, McIntosh, Pittsburg and Pushmataha Counties.
A cattle rancher from Hartshorne, Oklahoma, Raspotnik-Jones and her family raise registered and commercial Angus cattle.
“As a third-generation rancher, I am passionate about agriculture,” Raspotnik-Jones said. “If I can help another agriculture producer in my Farm Bureau role, then I feel that I have accomplished something truly important.”
Raspotnik-Jones earned a master’s in agricultural education and a bachelor’s in agricultural economics from Oklahoma State University.
Before joining OKFB, she spent 10 years as an agricultural economics and horticulture professor at Eastern Oklahoma State College.
Her husband, Tim, is employed with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service.
Founded in 1942, Oklahoma Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization of farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing issues and formulating action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement in each of Oklahoma’s 77 counties. As the state’s leading agricultural organization, Farm Bureau is committed to improving the lives of rural Oklahomans through advocacy, education and member benefits. To learn more, visit www.okfarmbureau.org.