Oklahoma Farm Bureau has named Seminole County as the John I. Taylor Award winner for 2015. The announcement was made at the OKFB 74th Annual Convention Nov. 13 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.
“The recognition is great from the state,” said Ralph Black, president of Seminole County Farm Bureau. “Our county works really hard to fulfill all we can for our members. We’re really proud of our county.”
Seminole County is active in multiple program areas including membership, public policy, women’s committee, legislative affairs, service to members and safety.
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.
Monica Wilke, Oklahoma Farm Bureau executive director (right), presents the organization’s John I. Taylor Award to Ralph Black, representing Seminole County Farm Bureau , at the 2015 OKFB annual meeting Friday, Nov. 13 in Oklahoma City. The John I. Taylor Award is OKFB’s highest county honor.