More than $10,000 was raised for the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation during the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Golf Tournament on Friday, May 12 at the Silverhorn Golf Club in Oklahoma City.
More than 70 golfers making up approximately 20 teams played in the annual scramble-style tournament.
“We had a lot of fun at this year’s golf tournament, and we’re thankful for everyone’s contributions to the legal foundation,” said Travis Schnaithman, YF&R chairman. “We hope our donations will help the foundation continue to defend Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers in future legal issues.”
The winning team included golfers Trevor Barnes, Roy Blevins and Nevada Cole hitting a 57 on the course.
A tiebreaker was held to separate the second- and third-place teams, both of which turned in a score of 57. Winning the tiebreaker for second place was the Alfalfa County Farm Bureau team, which included golfers Terry Ryel, Damon Hawkins, Eric Smith and Chad Kisling. Third place was awarded to the Texas County Farm Bureau team, with Cory Winters, Zach Homer, Brian Hough and Chad Blackmore.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation was created in 2001 by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Board of Directors for the purpose of entering the legal arena to protect private property rights and production agriculture. The foundation strives to serve farmers and ranchers through engaging in public interest litigation, researching legal issues affecting family farmers and rural Oklahomans, and educating farmers and ranchers and the public about issues important to agriculture. For more information, visit www.ofblegalfoundation.org.