The Oklahoma Farm Bureau state resolutions committee met Oct. 18-19 in Oklahoma City to review, condense and organize resolutions for its 2017 policy book. The meeting served as one of the final steps in the organization’s grassroots policy development process.
The 36-member resolutions committee, made up of OKFB farm and ranch members from across the state, reviewed resolutions submitted by all 77 county Farm Bureaus.
“The policy development process is a cornerstone in our grassroots organization,” OKFB President Tom Buchanan said. “Our farm and ranch members set the policies that guide our organization, and many times lead to action at the state Capitol.”
Feral hog policy topped the list of resolutions, as members reiterated support for complete eradication of the invasive species. Other highlights include the creation of an OKFB farm bill committee, declaring the black buzzard as an invasive species and a nuisance, and continued support for the funding of county extension agents.
The full delegate body will consider and vote on resolutions at the 2016 OKFB Annual Meeting Nov. 10-13 in Oklahoma City. County Farm Bureaus will receive the suggested policies to review before state convention. Once accepted, the resolutions will help direct the organization for the next year.
For questions about resolutions and OKFB policy, please contact the Public Policy Division at 405-530-2681. For more information about convention, please click here.