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OKFB's Spring 2018 Oklahoma Country now available online

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

The Spring 2018 issue features two Oklahoma farmers – Cody Goodknight of Chattanooga and Joe Mayer of Guymon – who share the importance of Oklahoma’s agriculture sales tax exemption and its impact on today’s farm economy. The issue also features Tulsa County farmer Chad Selman, who is continuing a family legacy in the pecan business.

The magazine also includes organizational updates from OKFB’s new Executive Director Thad Doye and OKFB President Rodd Moesel, details on a new member benefit from John Deere, a look at how the 2018 farm bill impacts all Americans, a new fundraising opportunity for the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation, and much, much more.

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OKFB members visit Capitol Hill, federal agencies on Congressional Action Tour April 16-20

“It’s very important for Oklahoma farmers to develop relationships with our congressmen and senators,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “Our Farm Bureau staff talk to these leaders on our behalf, which is a big help to us as farmers and ranchers. But it’s even more important when congressmen and senators hear directly from real folks who are actually producing agricultural commodities.”

The 2018 farm bill, international trade and wildfire relief programs were some of the top concerns of Farm Bureau members as they spoke with Oklahoma’s congressmen and senators. 

Members also visited officials with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to learn more about and share input on agriculture and environmental regulations.

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Nine students receive $1,000 YF&R college scholarships

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers committee has awarded nine high school seniors, one from each OKFB district, with a $1,000 college scholarship.

“Our scholarship recipients give us great hope for agriculture’s future in every part of this state,” said Brent Howard, OKFB YF&R chairman. “As fellow young farmers and ranchers, the OKFB YF&R committee is proud to support these young scholars as they develop into leaders in the agriculture industry.” 

The nine scholarship recipients are listed below, along with a link to an individual press release.

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Woodward student receives $1,000 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship

Lexi Vanderwork, a Woodward High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.

After graduating in May, Vanderwork plans to study agribusiness at Oklahoma State University.

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Reydon student receives $1,000 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship

Kole Lindenfelser, a Reydon High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.

After graduating in May, Lindenfelser plans to study animal science at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma.

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Calumet student receives $1,000 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship

Tyler Wilkinson, a Calumet High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.

After graduating in May, Wilkinson plans to study agribusiness and agricultural communications at Oklahoma State University.

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Tishomingo student receives $1,000 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship

Alisa Northcutt, a Tishomingo High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.

After graduating in May, Northcutt plans to study agricultural communications at Oklahoma State University.

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Colbert student receives $1,000 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship

Toby Bowles, a Colbert High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.

After graduating in May, Bowles plans to study natural resource ecology and wildlife management at Connors State College.

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Collinsville student receives $1,000 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship

Kaylyn Branen, a Collinsville High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.

After graduating in May, Branen plans to study animal science and agricultural communications at Oklahoma State University.

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Mulhall-Orlando student receives $1,000 Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers scholarship

Paden Day, a Mulhall-Orlando High School senior, has been awarded a $1,000 college scholarship from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee.

The scholarship is presented to high school seniors pursuing a degree in agriculture at an accredited Oklahoma institute of higher learning.

After graduating in May, Day plans to study agriculture at Northern Oklahoma College in Tonkawa, Oklahoma.

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