Long-time Major County Farm Bureau member and past Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee chairperson Clara Wichert was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award from the Fairview Chamber of Commerce during the Taste of Fairview event Jan. 23.
During the awards presentation, Wichert was commended for her extensive volunteer work for the Ag in the Classroom program, her leadership with OKFB, and other service activities.
Wichert has received many awards for her contributions to agriculture, including the OKFB Distinguished Service award and the National Ag in the Classroom Ag Advocate award. She developed an ag literacy program in the Fairview school district several years ago and has been involved with Ag in the Classroom since the first organizational meeting in 1981.
In addition, Wichert recently received the 2016-2017 Mentor of the Year from Mission Mentors, a mentoring program for the benefit of Fairview Public Schools in which one-on-one relationships are built between an adult volunteer and a student. Wichert has been with Mission Mentors from the 2010 beginning of the program.
The Taste of Fairview event encourages residents to spend the evening sampling various tastings from restaurants, caterers, and vendors.