News Release

OKFB commodity tour to visit central Oklahoma May 3-5

March 9, 2017  • News Center

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members will travel to the Heart of the Arbuckles in central Oklahoma during OKFB’s annual commodity tour May 3-5.

The three-day tour will feature history, way of life, customs, industry and commodities of the south-central area. Attendees will have the opportunity to visit a variety of farms and agribusinesses, including Valley View Pecans, Red Oak Farms, the Noble Foundation and much more.

The latest tour schedule is provided, and updated schedules will be available on the OKFB website as tour details become finalized.

Buses will load for the tour at the OKFB home office in Oklahoma City. Tour attendees will stay two nights in a Sulphur-area hotel. Meals will be provided during the tour.

The cost is $250 for an individual or $300 for two people sharing a room. Click here for the registration form. For more details and to sign up, contact Marcia Irvin at (405) 523-2405 or

The latest schedule is below:

Wednesday, May 3

7:30 a.m. Load buses at OKFB home office

9 a.m. Valley View Pecans – John Grundmann (Janice/Josh)

11 a.m. Tour – Leroy O'Dell 

12 p.m. Lunch (sponsored by O'Dells)

1:30 p.m. Brett O'Dell Farm

2 p.m. Big Creek Event – Darrin Bond

Sulphur area – Artesian Hotel – surrounding shopping

6 p.m. Dinner at Rusty Nail Winery (sponsored by Murray County)

Rep. Wes Hillard speaking

Hotel – Chickasaw Retreat Center


Thursday, May 4

7:30 a.m. Breakfast at hotel

9 a.m. OK Wire Products

12:30 p.m. Noble Foundation

12:45 p.m. Welcome/Lunch – Red River

1 p.m. Future of Sustainable Beef – Chad Ellis

1:40 p.m. Systems Based Beef Management – Hugh, Evan, Jon

2:30 p.m. CAAST/Integrity Beef Herd – Evan, Hugh

3 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. Growsafe Systems – Evan

4:10 p.m. Forage Improvements & Adaptations – Hugh

5 p.m. Depart Red River

5:30 p.m. Crawfish Farm

6:30 p.m. Crawfish Boil Dinner (sponsored by Sam Barrick)

Hotel – Chickasaw Retreat Center


Friday, May 5

7:30 a.m. Breakfast at hotel

8 a.m. Drive-Thru Chickasaw National Recreation Area

Watch movie

10 a.m. Chickasaw Cultural Center

12 p.m. Lunch at Chickasaw Cultural Center

After lunch head back to OKC


Schedule updated April 18, 2017