Oklahoma Farm Bureau presented Sequoyah County with the Lewis H. Munn Farm Bureau Builders Award during the OKFB 74th Annual Convention on Nov. 13 in Oklahoma City.
The award is named after the second president of Oklahoma Farm Bureau, and each year a specific area of involvement is judged for the award. This year’s area was local affairs and public relations.
Sequoyah County Farm Bureau worked to develop relationships with local businesses and people by participating in its local retirement fair, women’s expo and county livestock show. The county promotes its various events with a regular column in the Sequoyah County Times.
The county also gained publicity by delivering doughnuts to 12 local businesses, presenting a citizenship seminar at the local school, providing the VFW with a new flag and shrubs, and hosting various OKFB safety programs.
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 Lewis H. Munn Farm Bureau Builders Award to Robin Kelton, representing Sequoyah County Farm Bureau, at the 2015 OKFB Annual Meeting Friday, Nov. 13 in Oklahoma City. The 2015 award, named after OKFB’s second president, recognized Sequoyah County Farm Bureau for their outstanding local affairs and public relations efforts.