Oklahoma Farm Bureau has named Seminole County the John I. Taylor Award winner for 2016. The announcement was made at the OKFB 75th Annual Convention Nov. 11 in Oklahoma City.
The John I. Taylor Award is named after OKFB’s first president and serves as the organization’s highest county honor. County winners are required to earn the Four-Star Presidential Award and excel in at least six different program areas.
This past year, members of the Seminole County Farm Bureau excelled in several program areas, including program planning, membership, public policy involvement, local affairs and public relations, safety, and service to members.
One of the county’s most outstanding events in 2016 was the capitol tour, during which members and non-members were invited to tour the Oklahoma State Capitol and learn more about the legislative process. Members of the Seminole County Farm Bureau were actively involved in the Women’s Leadership Committee, and encouraged participation in events and activities hosted by Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.
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 www.okfarmbureau.org.
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(L to R) Syd Morgan, Seminole County Farm Bureau vice president, accepts the 2016 Oklahoma Farm Bureau John I. Taylor Award from OKFB Executive Director Monica Wilke.