Caitlin Williams, an anchor for KWSO 7News in Lawton, was recognized with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Journalist of the Year award Nov. 17 during the organization’s 77th Annual Meeting in Norman, Oklahoma.
The award honors journalists for their contributions through reporting accurately and regularly about Farm Bureau news, agricultural issues and the importance of these to Oklahoma and the nation.
“I can’t thank the folks in southwest Oklahoma enough for their continuous support,” Williams said. “I am so blessed to be in a community that feels like family.”
Williams was nominated for the award by county Farm Bureaus in southwest Oklahoma after developing a weekly segment highlighting FFA and 4-H members in the area.
“Spotlighting our young agriculturalists is so important,” she said. “They are our future and they deserve to have their accomplishments shouted from the rooftops. I’m proud to have a small part in showing the world what southwest Oklahoma brings to the table.”
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 www.okfarmbureau.org.
Caitlin Williams of KSWO-TV in Lawton (right) accepts the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Journalist of the Year award from OKFB President Rodd Moesel during the organization’s awards banquet on Saturday, Nov. 17, at the 2018 OKFB annual meeting in Norman. Williams was recognized for her coverage of local agriculture issues and for focusing on the activities of agricultural youth in 4-H and FFA.