Oklahoma Farm Bureau has named Mark Yates vice president of field services and membership recruitment. In his new role, Yates will work alongside field services directors and county Farm Bureaus to develop and enhance member engagement and involvement.
“I am confident in Mark’s ability to lead field representatives as they fulfill the vital role of communicating with county Farm Bureau leaders and members,” said Monica Wilke, Oklahoma Farm Bureau executive director. “In his new position, Mark will help guarantee a bright future for our organization by working side-by-side with county Farm Bureaus to strengthen and broaden their membership.”
Yates began his OKFB career in 2016 as director of field operations for the public policy division, where he worked to educate urban communities about agriculture and Farm Bureau at various community and civic organizations.
“Farm Bureau would be nothing without its members,” Yates said. “I look forward to creating new and innovative membership initiatives as we continue to fulfill our mission of improving the lives of rural Oklahomans.”
Before joining OKFB, Yates worked as a high school history teacher and coach. He now resides in Edmond, Oklahoma with his wife Stacy and daughter Londyn.