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OKFB WLC Safety Day canceled

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee’s Youth Safety Day scheduled for June 2 has been canceled.

We thank everyone interested in the event and apologize for any inconvenience. Please contact Marcia Irvin for any questions at (405) 523-2405.

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YF&R golf tournament raises funds for OKFB Legal Foundation

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.”

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2017 OKFB YF&R scholarship winners announced

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers selected nine Oklahoma high school students to receive $1,000 scholarships to study agriculture at an institution of higher education in Oklahoma.

“Agriculture plays such an important role in Oklahoma, and our Young Farmers & Ranchers committee is honored to help Oklahoma students continue their passion for agriculture,” said Travis Schnaithman, OKFB YF&R Chairman. “We hope this scholarship will help develop the next generation of agriculturalists who will go on to create the future of our industry.” 

The nine students receiving 2017 YF&R scholarships are:

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YF&R High School Discussion Meet to be held July 18; registration deadline is June 15

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers will hold their annual High School Discussion Meet at Oklahoma State University’s Big Three Field Days in Stillwater on Tuesday, July 18.

The contest is open to current high school students in 4-H or FFA. Each club or chapter may send one participant, who must attend a brief orientation on July 18 before the contest begins.

The meet provides 4-H and FFA members throughout the state with an educational opportunity to enhance their speaking, reasoning and presentation skills all while analyzing issues in agriculture.

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Kiowa County Farm Bureau announces annual essay contest winners

The Kiowa County Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee recently announced the winners of the fourth-grade essay contest.

This year’s winners of the contest are:

The contest winners and their guests enjoyed a delicious potluck meal prepared by Greg Holt, a Kiowa County Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance agent, and the Kiowa County WLC. Also in attendance were the Kiowa County Farm Bureau Board of Directors and Dawayne Smith, insurance agents manager.

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OKFB offers new Grasshopper Mower member benefit

You work hard to keep your piece of America looking its best, so why not choose a mower made in the USA to take care of it? 

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members can now receive a 15 percent discount on all Grasshopper makes and models as well as implements and accessories purchased with a mower. 

Made in America by hard-working people committed to craftsmanship, durability and attention to detail, Grasshopper mowers can help keep your piece of land looking its best. In addition, these products are designed with the best features that make mowing easier, more productive and more powerful.

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Spring 2017 issue of Oklahoma Country now available online

The latest issue of Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Oklahoma Country magazine arrived in mailboxes last week and is now available online for electronic viewing.  

The Spring 2017 issue features the new OKFB Commemorative Courtyard in celebration of the organization's 75th anniversary. You'll also read the second installment in the OKFB 75th anniversary series, highlighting the new challenges and unlikely victories of the 1950s and 1960s, in addition to another story featuring the devastating wildfires in northwest Oklahoma and the family farmers and ranchers who found hope through the tragedy.

The magazine also features OKFB President Tom Buchanan’s Presidentially Speaking column, OKFB Executive Director Monica Wilke’s Executive Outlook column, a focus on Oklahoma's water supply in Lincoln to Local, a new social media challenge through the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation and much, much more.

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GM member benefit ending May 31, 2017

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members have a limited time to save on a Chevrolet, Buick or GMC vehicle purchase before the company’s member benefit ends on May 31, 2017.

This OKFB member benefit allows Farm Bureau members to receive $500 FB Bonus Cash toward the purchase or lease of most new Chevrolet, Buick and GMC vehicles with a Farm Bureau discount certificate. 

To redeem, print a discount certificate and present it to your local dealer. To print your certificate, click here. The certificate must be presented to the dealership prior to purchase and is good for 60 days after issuance.

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OKFB members visit south-central Oklahoma during commodity tour

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members traveled to the Heart of the Arbuckles in central Oklahoma during the 2017 OKFB Commodity Tour May 3-5.

Nearly 60 farmers and ranchers from across the state participated in the three-day tour, which focused on agriculture in south-central Oklahoma.

The tour first visited Valley View Pecans, a Shawnee-based company owned and operated by an OKFB family: John, Janice and Josh Grundmann. In addition to processing small and large batches of pecans, the company’s gift shop offers a wide variety of delicious pecan treats. During the tour, members listened as Josh demonstrated how pecans are shelled during processing and the history of the company.

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OKFB, Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation partner with FFA to feed hungry Oklahomans

Every year, Oklahoma Farm Bureau and the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation partner with FFA chapters and Oklahoma Food Banks to help fight childhood hunger in Oklahoma. Through the Oklahoma FFA’s Hunger Challenge program, FFA members across the state are encouraged to donate livestock to provide protein sticks for the Oklahoma Food Bank’s Food for Kids backpack program.

“Agriculture is the state’s second-leading industry, so it’s staggering to see hunger remain in our state,” said Monica Wilke, OKFB executive director. “As the state’s largest general farm organization, feeding every Oklahoman is our responsibility. We’re honored to partner with Oklahoma FFA chapters in working toward a hunger-free Oklahoma.” 

The Beef for Backpacks and Pork for Packs–a collaboration between local farmers, manufacturers and processors–provide protein sticks for the Food for Kids backpack program.

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