- Do you have to be a farmer to be a member of Oklahoma Farm Bureau?
- Is Oklahoma Farm Bureau a government entity?
- How do I join Oklahoma Farm Bureau?
- What are the benefits of an Oklahoma Farm Bureau membership?
- If I am a Farm Bureau member in another state, am I automatically a member of Oklahoma Farm Bureau when I move to Oklahoma?
- Do I have to have my Farm Bureau membership in the county where I live?
- How much are Farm Bureau dues?
- How do I pay my dues?
- How can I get involved in Oklahoma Farm Bureau?
Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance
- Do I have to have insurance to be an Oklahoma Farm Bureau member?
- How can I get help with my Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance policy?
- What is the difference between Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company?
Farm Bureau structure
- What role do county Farm Bureaus play in Oklahoma Farm Bureau?
- How does Oklahoma Farm Bureau work with American Farm Bureau?
Oklahoma Farm Bureau policy
Ag Youth programs
Do you have to be farmer to be a member of Oklahoma Farm Bureau?
No. Farm Bureau members come from all walks of life. While family farmers and ranchers are certainly the lifeblood of our organization, anyone can join Oklahoma Farm Bureau to help make a difference in agriculture and rural Oklahoma.
Is Oklahoma Farm Bureau a government entity?
No, Oklahoma Farm Bureau is an independent, non-governmental, non-partisan, voluntary organization dedicated to supporting agriculture and rural communities through grassroots policy implementation, leadership development and community support. We are a 501(c)(5) organization.
How do I join Oklahoma Farm Bureau?
You can become an Oklahoma Farm Bureau member by either signing up online using our new member sign-up portal or by visiting your local county Farm Bureau office.
To join, simply fill out the membership application questions and pay your dues. Dues payments are collected online by credit card payment. If you sign up at your local county Farm Bureau office, you can pay your membership dues by check, cash or credit card. A convenience fee applies to credit card payments.
What are the benefits of being a Farm Bureau member?
Farm Bureau is the largest agricultural organization in Oklahoma. Since 1942, the organization has worked with lawmakers and like-minded organizations to improve the lives of people in rural Oklahoma. Farm Bureau is the voice of agriculture producers at all levels.
Besides the representation Oklahoma Farm Bureau provides at the state and national levels, there are member discounts on a wide array of products and services offered by our member benefits partners. Learn about the wide varieties of discounts on our member benefits page.
Our most popular member benefits are the complete range of insurance and financial products that are offered to members through our affiliated companies. Learn more about the insurance and financial products offered to Oklahoma Farm Bureau members on the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance website.
If I am a Farm Bureau member in another state, am I automatically a member of Oklahoma Farm Bureau when I move to Oklahoma?
No, however, we will honor your Farm Bureau membership from your state of origin for the remainder of our membership year. If you move to Oklahoma and would like to do this, please contact the county Farm Bureau of your choice.
Do I have to have a Farm Bureau membership in the county where I live?
No, Oklahoma Farm Bureau members can join in any county that they choose.
How much are Farm Bureau dues?
Oklahoma Farm Bureau membership dues vary by county. The range is $25 to $50 per year. The membership year extends from November 1 to October 31. Dues are not prorated.
How do I pay my membership dues?
If you are joining for the first time, you can pay your dues by credit card on our website. If you are joining for the first time at your local county Farm Bureau office, you can pay your dues by check, cash or credit card. Please note a convenience fee applies when paying by credit card.
If you are renewing your membership, you can return a check by mail along with your membership renewal form. You can also pay by credit card over the phone by calling your county Farm Bureau office, or you can pay in person at your county Farm Bureau office by check, cash or credit card. Please note a convenience fee applies when paying by credit card.
How can I get involved in Oklahoma Farm Bureau?
County Farm Bureaus host events throughout the year, including their county annual meeting. Some county organizations also have a Women’s Leadership Committee and/or a Young Farmers and Ranchers committee that is involved in their local community in a variety of ways. Contact your local county Farm Bureau to learn more about the local programs they offer.
On the state level, Oklahoma Farm Bureau hosts a variety of programs, including our annual meeting in November, a commodity tour, a leadership conference and August Area Meetings, just to name a few. Our Women’s Leadership Committee and our Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee each have a wide array of programs that they conduct throughout the year, including annual conferences and events. You can also view our online calendar to see the events that we have coming up.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance
Do I have to have insurance to be an Oklahoma Farm Bureau member?
No. Whether you are a farmer, rancher, rural resident or just someone who wants to help support agriculture in our state, you can join Oklahoma Farm Bureau without having any insurance products with Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance.
To have an insurance product with Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance, an Oklahoma Farm Bureau membership is required. Access to insurance products and financial services are some of the many benefits that come with an Oklahoma Farm Bureau membership.
How can I get help with my Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance policy?
Your Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance agent can help you with questions you may have about your insurance. For help with claims, visit the Claims Center on our Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance website. If you have additional questions about Oklahoma Farm Bureau insurance, please visit the Contact page on our Oklahoma Farm Bureau insurance website.
What is the difference between Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company?
Oklahoma Farm Bureau is a nonprofit organization. Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s volunteer leaders and employees work to better the lives of people living in rural Oklahoma and to further the goals of the organization.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company and AgSecurity Insurance Company are for-profit companies which provide a full range of insurance products sold by agents who are associated with county Farm Bureaus.
Farm Bureau structure
What role do county Farm Bureaus play in Oklahoma Farm Bureau?
With county Farm Bureaus in all 77 Oklahoma counties, our federation structure means that each county Farm Bureau is individually organized and chartered under the Oklahoma non-profit statutes.
Each of the organized county Farm Bureaus is led by a Board of Directors. Bylaws governing county Farm Bureaus vary from county to county as each is a separate entity. The board members are farmers and/or ranchers who each earn a majority of their income from production agriculture. The county board is the governing body of the county Farm Bureau and is accountable to the membership within that county.
How does Oklahoma Farm Bureau work with American Farm Bureau?
Oklahoma Farm Bureau is affiliated with American Farm Bureau. A portion of the membership dues collected by Oklahoma Farm Bureau is sent to American Farm Bureau, making each OKFB member also an American Farm Bureau member.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau partners with American Farm Bureau on national policy and regulatory issues. Together, the organizations work to ensure the voices of our Oklahoma farmers and ranchers are heard in our nation’s capital and around the country.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau policy
How is Oklahoma Farm Bureau policy developed?
Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s grassroots policy starts with ideas that our voting Farm Bureau members have for improving agriculture, rural Oklahoma or our state. Our members write policy proposals and bring them to their county resolutions meeting. Counties vote on the proposed policy resolutions, and the ones they approve go to the state level. The Farm Bureau members who serve on our annual state resolutions committee parse through all policy resolutions that pass through the county level and delete, amend or approve resolutions after in-depth discussion. Policies passed by our resolutions committee are considered by voting delegates at our annual Oklahoma Farm Bureau convention held each November. Delegates have the chance to delete, amend or approve proposed resolutions during our convention business sessions. Once passed by the delegate body, the resolutions are approved by our state board of directors and adopted as Oklahoma Farm Bureau policy.
Farm Bureau members can propose policy changes to the American Farm Bureau policy book. The process is the same as for state resolutions, except for once they are passed at the annual Oklahoma Farm Bureau convention, they go to American Farm Bureau to be considered by delegates at the American Farm Bureau annual convention.
Our policy development season begins with our August Area Meetings, and goes through January when the business session is held at the annual American Farm Bureau convention.
Ag youth programs
Do you give out scholarships?
Yes, our Young Farmers and Ranchers program offers scholarships to students from Farm Bureau member families who plan to study agriculture at the post-secondary level. Applications are typically due in early April.
Our Women’s Leadership Committee offers scholarships to students studying nursing. Applications are typically due in early July.
Visit our Applications Center page to download the scholarship applications.
Do you have internships?
Oklahoma Farm Bureau hosts a summer intern who learns about the variety of programs and departments of Oklahoma Farm Bureau.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Communications and Public Relations department hosts a summer intern through the Oklahoma State University Agricultural Communications program who learns hands-on communications skills by working directly with our communications staff.