Oklahoma Farm Bureau & Affiliated Companies is pleased to welcome Clarissa Walton to the Strategic Corporate Communications department as the communications specialist.
Walton, a native of Amber, OK, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree in agricultural communications. After writing her thesis on the organization’s Oklahoma Country magazine, Walton knew the Oklahoma Farm Bureau was a perfect fit.
“I am excited to serve farmers and ranchers every day through Oklahoma Farm Bureau,” Walton said. “I feel very privileged to be working with such a wonderful group of people who are passionate about Oklahoma agriculture.”
Walton grew up on an Angus cattle farm in Chickasha, Okla. Her passion for the agricultural industry began with her involvement with livestock and FFA. As the daughter of an OKFB county board member, Walton learned the importance of the organization’s mission to serve Oklahoma farmers and ranchers at an early age.
“The communication gap between farmers and consumers continues to be a major issue,” Walton said. “I plan to use my skills and talents to help bridge that gap and advocate on the behalf of farmers and ranchers in Oklahoma.”
Walton will oversee the production of Oklahoma Country magazine and the organization’s Perspective newsletter along with assisting the communications department with various tasks.
“Clarissa is a third generation Oklahoma Farm Bureau member, and I know her passion and dedication to our organization will shine through her work,” said Becky Samples, OKFB vice president of strategic communications. “She embodies the values OKFB represents and I am excited to have her on our team as we continue to serve our membership and spread awareness and education about the role farming and ranching plays in the lives of all Oklahomans and beyond.”