News Release

OKFB’s 77th Annual Meeting details and schedule released

September 25, 2018  • News Releases

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members from across the state are invited to gather with fellow members at OKFB’s 77th Annual Meeting to be held Nov. 16-18 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma.

As the organization’s largest annual gathering, the annual meeting provides an opportunity to celebrate Farm Bureau achievements, elect OKFB leaders, set policy for the next year, fellowship with friends from around the state and more.

This year, OKFB leaders and staff are eager to incorporate a few exciting changes to the convention’s schedule. 

On Friday, Nov. 16, a Foundation Night Out will allow members to enjoy an evening of fellowship with a concert by the Jason Young Band, a movie night and a trade show extravaganza. 

Members will gather to celebrate Farm Bureau achievements and efforts with a dinner, annual awards presentation and entertainment on Saturday evening. County representatives will not be charged for the event this year, but make sure to RSVP by Nov. 5.

A tentative agenda is found below. Please note the schedule is subject to change and will be updated over the coming weeks. For more information about attending the OKFB Annual Meeting, contact your county Farm Bureau office.

Friday, Nov. 16

8 a.m.          Credentials Committee Breakfast

9 a.m.          Registration opens

9 a.m.          OKFB Trade Show opens

9 a.m.          OKFB Foundation for Agriculture Silent Auction opens

9:30 a.m.     YF&R Excellence in Agriculture and YF&R Discussion Meet Orientation

10 a.m.        YF&R Discussion Meet Round One

10:45 a.m.   YF&R Discussion Meet Round Two

11:15 a.m.   State Board Meeting and Luncheon

11:30 a.m.   WLC Luncheon featuring AFBF WLC Chair Sherry Saylor
                              *NOTE: WLC delegate registration closes at 11:25 a.m.

11:30 a.m.   YF&R Discussion Meet Finals Luncheon

11:30 a.m.   Commodity Committee Luncheon

12:15 p.m.   YF&R Discussion Meet Finals

1:30 p.m.     Opening Session
                              Gov.-Elect Kevin Stitt Video Address
                              Lt. Gov.-Elect Matt Pinnell
                              Attorney General Mike Hunter
                              Miss Oklahoma Ashley Thompson
                              Trade Panel Discussion
                              Secretary of the Year Award Presentation
                              Oklahoma Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture Update
                              Carson Horn, Radio Oklahoma Network

5:30 p.m.     OKAgFund Meeting

5:30 p.m.     YF&R Dinner and Caucus

7:30 p.m.     Foundation Night Out
                              OKFB Trade Show Reception
                              Movie Night
                              YF&R Reunion

8 p.m.          OKFB Foundation for Agriculture Silent Auction closes

8 p.m.          OKFB Trade Show closes

8 p.m.          Jason Young Band Concert

Saturday, Nov. 17

7:30 a.m.     OKFB Foundation for Agriculture Flapjack Fundraiser

7:30 a.m.     Credentials Committee Breakfast

7:30 a.m.     Financial Review Committee Breakfast

7:30 a.m.     Resolutions Committee Breakfast

8 a.m.          Registration opens

8:45 a.m.     OKFB Insurance Policyholders Meeting

9:30 a.m.     General Session
                              Congressman Kevin Hern
                              Congresswoman-Elect Kendra Horn
                              Sherry Saylor, AFBF Women's Leadership Committee Chair
                              Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation Update
                              Resolutions Session

11:45 a.m.   Credentials Desk closes

12 p.m.        Credentials Committee Meeting
                              (Credentials desk closes at 11:45 a.m.)

12:30 p.m.   WLC Gavel Club Luncheon

1 p.m.          OKFB District Caucuses
                              District Two
                              District Five
                              District Eight

1:45 p.m.     General Session
                              Presidential Address by OKFB President Rodd Moesel
                              Insurance Commissioner-Elect Glen Mulready
                              AFBF Young Farmers & Ranchers Committee Member Rachel Pickens
                              District Caucus Results
                              OKFB WLC and YF&R incoming and outgoing committee members
                              Resolutions Session

5:30 p.m.     OKAgFund Reception

7 p.m.          Dinner and Awards Program

Sunday, Nov. 18

7:30 a.m.     County Presidents Breakfast
                              Featuring Oklahoma FFA Executive Secretary Trevor Lucas

7:30 a.m.     WLC Chairman’s Breakfast

7:30 a.m.     Breakfast of Champions
                              Featuring Terry Stowers

9 a.m.     Morning Devotional

11:30 a.m.   Adjournment

Last updated: Nov. 15, 2018

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