The Oklahoma Farm Bureau state resolutions committee met Oct. 20-21 in Oklahoma City to review, condense and organize resolutions for its 2016 policy book. The meeting served as one of the final steps in the organization’s grassroots policy development process.
All 77 county Farm Bureaus submitted resolutions for review by the 39-member committee made up of OKFB farm and ranch members from across the state.
“Because Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization, all of our policies come straight from our members,” said OKFB President Tom Buchanan. “The ideas and needs of our members guide the issues we focus on at the state Capitol.”
Support and funding of State Question 777, or the Right to Farm constitutional amendment, topped the list of suggested policies for 2016. Other trends included an update of water policy and clarification of feral hog policy.
Resolutions to OKFB policy will not be final until approved by the delegate body at the 2015 OKFB Annual Meeting. 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.