Two Oklahoma Farm Bureau members, Roger Maschino of Guymon and Adam Bohl of Chattanooga, have been appointed to serve on the American Farm Bureau Federation Issues Advisory Council in Washington, D.C.
Nominated by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau and appointed by AFBF President Zippy Duvall, both members will travel to D.C. in February to meet with fellow AFBF members before visiting with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.
Maschino, selected for a two-year term, will serve on the council’s market structures committee which focuses on agricultural marketing, bargaining, check-off programs, and commodities and futures markets.
“Being selected for the council is a humbling honor,” Maschino said. “It’s exciting to think I may have a small voice in directing the future of agriculture in the United States.”
The Texas County farmer and rancher serves as the market structures chairman on the OKFB Commodity Committee. He and his family are active members of the Texas County Farm Bureau, and received the OKFB Farm Family of the Year award in November 2016.
Bohl will begin his third year on the council’s farm policy committee, which will concentrate on AFBF priorities for the 2018 farm bill.
“Being asked to represent Oklahoma Farm Bureau and my fellow agriculture producers in this state is definitely an honor,” Bohl said. “It is very important to have farmers and ranchers who are willing to take our information and experiences and make sure our representatives in Washington understand the importance of our issues.”
A Comanche County farmer, Bohl also serves as the farm policy chairman on the OKFB Commodity Committee. He is an active member of the Comanche County Farm Bureau and the Comanche County Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.
“The Issues Advisory Council is an excellent opportunity for Oklahoma farmers and ranchers to have their priorities made known in Washington,” said Todd Honer, OKFB commodity coordinator. “We know Roger and Adam will represent us well on the national level.”