Oklahoma Farm Bureau recently named Justin Whitmore as the director of field services.
In his new position, he will lead all field representatives as they work to serve members and county Farm Bureau organizations across the state. He will also continue serving as the field representative for the 12 counties in north central Oklahoma including Cleveland, Creek, Garfield, Grant, Kay, Kingfisher, Logan, Noble, Oklahoma, Osage, Pawnee and Payne counties.
“Working with producers is what keeps me going and getting to help them with challenges is rewarding,” Whitmore said. “I enjoy seeing what Farm Bureau can do in rural Oklahoma, not only promoting agriculture and helping producers, but also making things better.”
Before joining Farm Bureau in 2012, Whitmore served as the farmers market coordinator at Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, where he promoted, created and advanced farmers markets. He then traveled to Iraq with the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the Provincial Reconstruction Team to promote agricultural development.
Whitmore grew up in Coyle, Oklahoma, where his family grows fruits, vegetables and crops in addition to raising cattle. He earned a Bachelor of Science in agricultural business with a focus in marketing and economics from Oklahoma State University.
Whitmore and his wife, Ciera, live in Coyle with their two sons, Leo and Milo.