January 2017

American Farm Bureau 2017 Annual Meeting
January 6-11, 2017
Phoenix, Arizona

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members will travel to Phoenix, Arizona, for AFBF's annual meeting and IDEAg trade show.

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Contact Person: Melisa Neal


February 2017

State Legislature Convenes
February 6, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK

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Contact Person: John Collison
Phone: 405-523-2539


AFBF FUSION Conference
February 10-13, 2017
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers travel to Pittsburg to meet with young agriculture leaders from around the nation to learn and build connections.

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Contact Person: Zac Swartz
Phone: 405-205-0070


Farm Bureau Week
February 20-24, 2017
State of Oklahoma

County Farm Bureaus around Oklahoma will host events in their local communities to raise awareness of Farm Bureau and share the benefits of a Farm Bureau membership.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


American Farm Bureau Advocacy Conference
February 27, 2017 - March 3, 2017
Washington D.C.

The Farm Bureau Advocacy Conference will energize and activate our leaders to be strong advocates on AFBF's strategic issues for the 115th Congress. Attendees will receive issue briefings and answers to their questions as well as be provided with the right tools to and engage in the critical job of implementing Farm Bureau policy. Visits to the congressional delegation to layout Farm Bureau's agenda will be included. The Advocacy Conference is a meeting for state Farm Bureau Presidents, Administrators/Assistants to Presidents, key staff, leaders and state Farm Bureau Board of Directors. This meeting will also incorporate the activities of the AFBF Issue Advisory Committees.

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March 2017

State Legislative Leadership Conference
March 6-7, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members join in Oklahoma City to hear from lawmakers, state officials and leaders from around the state to learn about legislative progress and upcoming legislative and regulatory issues that affect agriculture.

Contact Person: Tasha Duncan
Phone: 405-530-2681


OKFB Courtyard Dedication
March 7, 2017
OKFB Home Office

Oklahoma Farm Bureau recently announced the celebration of the organization's 75th anniversary in 2017. To commemorate this milestone, OKFB is dedicating a new plaza Tuesday, March 7, at 12 p.m. The ceremony will take place on the southeast side of the home office after the adjournment of the Legislative Leadership Conference. Members will enjoy a short presentation followed by a light lunch and refreshments.

Contact Person: Melisa Neal
Phone: 4055232475


Oklahoma Youth Expo
March 7-17, 2017
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK

The world's largest junior livestock show hits the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds where thousands of students from around the state gather to show their animals in the capstone event of the livestock show season.

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National Agriculture Day
March 21, 2017

National Ag Day is a day to recognize and celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture. Every year, producers, agricultural associations, corporations, universities, government agencies and countless others across America join together to recognize the contributions of agriculture.

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Congressional Action Tour
March 28 - April 2, 2017
Washington D.C.

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members visit Washington, D.C., to visit with their Congressmen to discuss issues that affect agriculture and rural Oklahoma.

Contact Person: Tasha Duncan
Phone: 405-530-2681


Ag Day at the Capitol
March 29, 2017
Oklahoma State Capitol, OKC

Join Oklahoma's agriculture groups and others as we bring the story of agriculture to the Oklahoma legislature.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


April 2017

OKFB Women's Leadership State Committee Meeting
April 3, 2017
OKFB Home Office, OKC

The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee's state committee meets for an organization and planning meeting.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


Farm City Festival
April 4, 2017
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

One of the Women's Leadership Committee's most popular activities is the Farm City Festival held at the state Capitol during the legislative session. Women from across the state bring food items produced in Oklahoma to educate lawmakers and their staffs about the Oklahoma agriculture industry.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


YF&R Legislative Day
April 9-10, 2017
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

This is an opportunity for YF&R members to meet personally with members of the state legislature and learn more about the issues being discussed at the state Capitol.

Contact Person: Zac Swartz
Phone: 405-205-0070


YF&R District Scholarship Deadline
April 10, 2017

The OKFB YF&R Committee presents scholarships each spring to nine high school seniors. An applicant’s family must be a voting member of Farm Bureau, and should be enrolling in a full-time agriculture major at one of Oklahoma's colleges. 

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Contact Person: Zac Swartz
Phone: 405-205-0070


Earth Day 2017
April 22, 2017

Every day is earth day on Oklahoma farms and ranches! Help us show the world how agriculturalists care for our land and natural resources by sharing agriculture's story.


May 2017

Oklahoma FFA State Convention
May 2-3, 2017
Cox Center, OKC

Oklahoma FFA members descend upon OKC to learn and grow, and OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers will be there!

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OKFB Commodity Tour
May 3-5, 2017
Southcentral Oklahoma

OKFB members will visit farms, ranches, agribusinesses and other sites in southcentral Oklahoma to expand their knowledge of agriculture and Oklahoma.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


OKFB YF&R Golf Tournament
May 12, 2017
TBA

OKFB's Young Farmers and Ranchers' annual scramble-style golf tournament benefits the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation. The tournament is open to all golfers.

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Contact Person: Zac Swartz
Phone: 405-205-0070


Oklahoma Legislature Adjourns
May 26, 2017
Oklahoma State Capitol, OKC

Sine die is by 5 p.m. for the Oklahoma legislature.

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Contact Person: Tasha Duncan
Phone: 405-530-2681


June 2017

OKFB Youth Safety Day
June 2, 2017
OKFB Home Office, OKC

The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee and OKFB Safety Services host a day camp for students to learn about a variety of safety topics.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


On the Road with Ag in the Classroom
June 13-15, 2017
State of Oklahoma

OKFB joins teachers from around the state of Oklahoma as they learn more about agriculture and its impact in Oklahoma.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture Conference
June 14-16, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK

OKFB YF&R's OYLA conference gathers upcoming high school seniors from around the state for a three-day conference to learn more about agriculture and further develop leadership skills.

Contact Person: Zac Swartz
Phone: 405-205-0070


National Ag in the Classroom conference
June 19-23, 2017
Kansas City, Missouri

Teachers and women in agriculture will gather in Missouri for the 2017 National Agriculture in the Classroom conference.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2307


July 2017

State Ag in the Classroom Conference
July 6, 2017
Moore Norman Technology Center

Join teachers and women in agriculture for the 2017 Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom conference.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2305


OKFB Women's Leadership State Committee Meeting
July 7, 2017
OKFB Home Office, OKC

The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee's state committee meets for an organization and planning meeting.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


OKFB YF&R State Leadership Conference
July 13-15, 2017

Young Farmers and Ranchers from around Oklahoma will gather to learn and grow together as they develop lasting relationships.

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Contact Person: Zac Swartz
Phone: 405-205-0070


Nurse's Scholarship Application Deadline
July 15, 2017

Members of the OKFB Women's Leadership Committee understand the importance of the nursing profession and how any and all financial support contributes to a student's future. To assist Farm Bureau members with the costs associated with nurse's training, we offer three $500 scholarships every year to qualifying students. 

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


OSU Big Three Field Days
July 18-20, 2017
Stillwater, OK

OKFB's Young Farmers and Ranchers sponsor this three-day educational livestock judging event for Oklahoma students.

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August 2017

State Farm & Ranch Family Recognition Award Due
August 15, 2017
OKFB Home Office, OKC

Applications for OKFB State Farm & Ranch Family Recognition Award must be submitted to OKFB Women's Leadership Committee Members by this date.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


Shotgun Shoot Fundraiser
August 25, 2017

The Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation will host their second annual Shotgun Shoot Fundraiser. Mark your calendars for a morning of fun, food and friendly competition.

Contact Person: Amanda Rosholt
Phone: 405-202-1463


September 2017

YF&R State Fair Livestock Judging
September 14, 2017
Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, Oklahoma City, OK

OKFB's Young Farmers & Ranchers sponsor their annual livestock judging event at the 2017 Oklahoma State Fair in OKC.

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Contact Person: Zac Swartz
Phone: 405-205-0070


OKFB Women's Leadership Committee Fall Conference
September 15-16, 2017
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

OKFB women come together for their annual statewide conference.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


October 2017

Country Women's Council/ACWW Annual Meeting
October 2-4, 2017
Huntsville, Alabama

The Country Women's Council and the Associated Country Women of the World will hold their area meeting October 2-4, 2017, in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


Resolutions Due
October 6, 2017
OKFB Home Office, OKC

Resolutions for the 2017 OKFB Resolutions Meeting must be submitted to the OKFB Public Policy Division by this date.

Contact Person: Tasha Duncan
Phone: 405-530-2681


Other Awards Deadline
October 13, 2017
OKFB Home Office, OKC

Other awards for OKFB's annual convention must be submitted by this date.

Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


YF&R Achievement Award applications due
October 13, 2017
OKFB Home Office, OKC

Applications for the OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Achievement Award must be submitted to the OKFB home office by this date.

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Contact Person: Zac Swartz
Phone: 405-205-0070


YF&R Excellence in Agriculture applications due
October 13, 2017
OKFB Home Office, OKC

Applications for the OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Excellence in Agriculture award must be submitted to the OKFB home office by this date.

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Contact Person: Zac Swartz
Phone: 405-205-0070


OKFB Women's Leadership State Committee Meeting
October 16-17, 2017
OKFB Home Office, OKC

The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee's state committee meets for an organization and planning meeting.

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Contact Person: Marcia Irvin
Phone: 405-523-2405


State Resolutions Meeting
October 17-18, 2017
Oklahoma City, OK

OKFB members meet in Oklahoma City to discuss policy change resolutions submitted from county Farm Bureaus.

Contact Person: Tasha Duncan
Phone: 405-530-2681


November 2017

OKFB Annual Meeting
November 10-12, 2017
Embassy Suites, Norman

OKFB's largest annual gathering of OKFB members will be held at the Embassy Suites in Norman.

Contact Person: Melisa Neal
Phone: 405-523-2475


December 2017

YF&R State Committee Meeting
December 7-8, 2017
OKFB Home Office, OKC

The OKFB Young Farmers and Ranchers committee gathers for its start-of-year organizational meeting.

Contact Person: Zac Swartz
Phone: 405-205-0070