Farm Bureau women gather in Oklahoma City for fall conference
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee hosted their 2016 Fall Conference Oct. 28-29 in Oklahoma City.
Women from across the state attended the two-day event featuring various speakers, workshops, entertainment and more.
During the opening lunch, women heard OKFB President Tom Buchanan speak about recent updates about State Question 777, Oklahoma’s Right to Farm amendment.
Conference workshops featured safety tips concerning an active shooter from OKFB Director of Safety Services Micah Martin, fun pumpkin crafts from Audrey Harmon from Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom, and the “Lions, Tigers & GMOs” presentation from Sarah Weeks, the ag business coordinator from Gordon Cooper Technology Center in Shawnee.
Attendees were encouraged to visit the trade show for a fun and unique shopping experience with various items, such as clothing, purses, gifts and more. Women also had bid on several items in a silent auction to benefit the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation.
Before dinner, women heard from Lois Lenkner, author of Oodles of Tomatoes & One Packed Van. Lenkner spoke about the inspiration behind the book and more information about their family farm in Barber County, Kansas. Connie Watts, the illustrator of the book, also attended the conference. Members had the opportunity to purchase books for their own use or for donation to a local school teacher for Ag in the Classroom.
Saturday morning began with a fun wreath-making session. Finally, members toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum and attended an interpretive program provided by the National Park Service Rangers, which discussed the site’s significance and the symbolism in the outdoor memorial.
To learn more about the OKFB WLC, contact Marcia Irvin at (405) 523-2300. View photos from the event on OKFB’s Flicker page.