The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee (formerly the Women's Committee) is committed to educating Oklahomans about agricultural issues and promoting the industry's many benefits, while developing the leadership potential in women. Women are active in all phases of Farm Bureau - from county policy development to serving as delegates to the American Farm Bureau Federation national convention.
The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee helps promote the importance of family and health, safety and crime prevention, state and national agricultural issues, voter awareness and citizenship, Agriculture in the Classroom, the Country Women's Council and much more.
OKFB Foundation for Agriculture, WLC donate ag books to educators
Fourteen Oklahoma educators from across the state were awarded a basket of agriculture books for their classrooms during Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s 77th Annual Meeting held Nov. 16-18 in Norman, Oklahoma.Continue reading ...
Bree Kisling earns $1,000 scholarship for Ag in the Classroom work
Chisholm High School senior Bree Kisling recently was awarded a $1,000 college scholarship through the Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture Ag in the Classroom Scholarship Challenge by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee on Saturday, Nov. 17 at the organization’s annual meeting in Norman.Continue reading ...
OKFB's 77th Annual Meeting a success
Oklahoma Farm Bureau members from all 77 counties met in Norman, Oklahoma, Nov. 16-18 for the organization’s 77th annual meeting where they recognized outstanding members with numerous awards, set organizational policy for the coming year, and elected new leaders.Continue reading ...
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Farm City Festival
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.
Our Food Link
To recognize the outstanding efficiency and productivity of America's farmers and ranchers, OKFB Women's Leadership Committee members commemorate Our Food Link each year. Our Food Link recognizes the farmer's contribution to the affordability of food in the United States. The event is held annually on the day of the year when, on average, Americans have earned enough income to pay for their yearly food supply.
To celebrate Our Food Link, the state OKFB Women's Leadership Committee donates $3,000 in food products to the Ronald McDonald Houses of Oklahoma. In addition, women from across the state donate food and funds to their local charities.
Ag in the Classroom
The purpose of Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom is to help familiarize Oklahoma school children with Oklahoma's number one industry - the food and fiber industry. Specially developed education modules about Oklahoma agriculture are available to Oklahoma teachers for students of all ages.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau is an integral part of the coalition supporting Agriculture in the Classroom. The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee supports the Ag in the Classroom program through county projects, such as farm tours, school curriculum, tree plantings, pizza parties and much more.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau works on both the state and national levels to implement the policies of the organization. The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee is an integral part of this process. Women from across the state provide representation at the Capitol to voice their concerns about issues affecting the agricultural industry. This grassroots representation is instrumental to obtaining favorable agriculture policy on both the state and national levels.
WLC Fall Conference
Women's Leadership Committee members are invited to attend the annual Women's Fall Conference in September. This meeting features motivational speakers, leadership training and the sharing of ideas for the Program of Work. Fun and fellowship sets the mood for the conferences, which include outstanding speakers and presentations geared to empower members to take an active role in promoting agriculture.
The OKFB Women's Leadership Committee honors district farm and ranch families who best represent farming and ranching and the spirit of Oklahoma agriculture.
One family from each of the nine OKFB districts will be chosen to receive recognition as a farm and ranch family. The Women's Leadership Committee member from each OKFB district will coordinate choosing a family and distributing the recognition information sheet.
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.
Active County Women's Leadership Committees
Every county Farm Bureau is entitled and invited to send at least one official representative to the annual conference of the OKFB Women's Leadership Committee, conducted in conjunction with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau annual meeting in November.
Women interested in joining a county Women's Leadership Committee may contact one of the counties listed above found in the County Directory page. If your county is not listed above or for more information, please contact Director of OKFB Women's Leadership Committee Programs Marcia Irvin at 405-523-2405.
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