Terry Stowers was recognized with the Distinguished Service to Oklahoma Farm Bureau Award on Saturday, Nov. 11 during the organization’s 82nd annual meeting in Oklahoma City.
The award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to agriculture and the Farm Bureau organization.
Stowers earned the award for the two decades he spent advocating for the rights of individual and family mineral owners in Oklahoma through the Coalition of Oklahoma Surface and Mineral Owners.
“Terry Stowers has been an incredible partner and key adviser to farmers, ranchers and mineral owners in Oklahoma for more than two decades,” said OKFB President Rodd Moesel. “We are incredibly grateful for the countless hours he has volunteered over the years to provide input and guidance on mineral rights, and we look forward to continuing his legacy through the Royalty Owner Coalition of Oklahoma.”
ROCO is a non-profit corporation that provides a structured, consistent and strong voice for the interests of Oklahoma mineral owners. OKFB partnered with several other agriculture organizations to establish ROCO in 2021 to continue Stowers’ work after he announced his retirement.
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 okfarmbureau.org.