Women's Leadership Committee

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee

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.

Leadership Committee news

Farm Bureau women, Foundation to donate books to teachers

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee and the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation have partnered to sponsor the 2017 Bushels for Books program, which awards teachers and school librarians bushel baskets of accurate agriculture books to be used in their classrooms and libraries across the state.

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WLC hosts annual fall conference in Oklahoma City

More than 60 Farm Bureau women gathered for a weekend of fun and fellowship at the annual Women’s Leadership Committee fall conference Sept. 15-16 in Oklahoma City.

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2017 OKFB WLC Nurse’s Scholarship winners announced

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee selected three students to receive $500 scholarships to study nursing.

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OKFB Women's Leadership Committee programs

Program of Work Evaluation Form

The Program of Work Evaluation online form is located in the Application Center. 

Download the 2017 Suggested Program of Work worksheet (PDF file).


Youth Safety Day

OKFB Women's Leadership Committee Youth Safety Day

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee hosts a youth safety day to share safety lessons with students promoting safe habits on farms, ranches and at home.

The 2017 Youth Safety Day will be held Friday, June 2 from 10 a m. to 2 p.m. at the OKFB home office at 2501 N Stiles Avenue in Oklahoma City. Students grades 5-9 are welcome to attend. Registration will begin at 9 a.m. and lunch will be provided.

Lessons will include ATV safety, electricity safety, tractor safety, a special presentation from OKFB partners Air Evac Lifeteam, and more. OKFB’s Safety Services personnel and others will demonstrate safe practices and habits that students can use in their daily lives.

Applications must be received by Wednesday, May 24, and are available on our applications center web page. Download the 2017 WLC youth safety day flyer (PDF file).  


Farm City Festival

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

Food Check-Out Day

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.

To order Our Food Link materials, please visit the American Farm Bureau Store, accessible at www.fb.org on the "Orders" page in the top right corner of the AFBF home page.

 


Ag in the Classroom

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.

Vist the Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom website.


Capitol Visits

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.


Women's Rally & Summer Conference


Women's Leadership Committee members attend both a Women's Rally each December and a Summer Conference in July. These meetings feature 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.

 

 


Farm & Ranch Family Recognition

Farm Family of the Year

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 selected to receive recognition as a farm and ranch family.

The families will receive prizes and recognition at Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting in November. Download a PDF version of the OKFB Farm & Ranch Family recognition application and personal release agreement on the Applications Center page.


Nurse's Scholarship

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.  

Download the brochure and application for the Nurse's Scholarship on the Application Center page. 


Active County Women's Leadership Committees

 

  • Adair
  • Alfalfa
  • Atoka
  • Beaver
  • Caddo
  • Cherokee
  • Choctaw
  • Comanche
  • Cotton
  • Craig 
  • Creek
  • Custer
  • Dewey
  • Ellis
  • Garfield
  • Garvin
  • Grant
  • Harper
  • Jackson
  • Kingfisher
  • Kiowa
  • Latimer
  • LeFlore
  • Lincoln
  • Logan
  • Major
  • Muskogee
  • Noble
  • Nowata
  • Okfuskee
  • Oklahoma
  • Okmulgee
  • Payne
  • Pittsburg
  • Pontotoc
  • Rogers 
  • Seminole
  • Sequoyah
  • Stephens
  • Texas
  • Tillman
  • Tulsa
  • Washington
  • Washita
  • Woods

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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