News Release

OKFB presents state leaders, legislators with 2018 Champion Award

February 21, 2019  • Public Policy

Contact: Hannah Davis

Fifteen of Oklahoma’s top advocates for agriculture and rural Oklahoma were honored with the 2018 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Champion Award during the organization’s leadership conference held Feb. 18-19 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. 

The award is presented to state leaders and lawmakers who went above and beyond in 2018.

“By standing up for the best interests of our state’s family farmers and ranchers, these 15 Oklahomans have supported policy to better our great state,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “We’re pleased to honor them for their service to agriculture and rural Oklahoma.”

The 2018 Champion Award recipients included Attorney General Mike Hunter, Sen. Kim David, Sen. Darcy Jech, Sen. Chris Kidd, Sen. James Leewright, Sen. Ron Sharp, Sen. Frank Simpson, House Speaker Charles McCall, Rep. Rhonda Baker, Rep. Jon Echols, Rep. Scott Fetgatter, Rep. Kyle Hilbert, Rep. Charles Ortega, Rep. Todd Russ and Rep. Josh West.

Award recipients received a plaque in recognition of their service to agriculture and rural Oklahoma. Champions are nominated by county Farm Bureaus and the OKFB board of directors. 

About Oklahoma Farm Bureau:

Oklahoma Farm Bureau is a grassroots farm organization with more than 80,000 members throughout all 77 Oklahoma counties. As the state’s leading agricultural organization, Farm Bureau is committed to improving the lives of rural Oklahomans through advocacy, education and member benefits. To learn more, visit