News Release

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Names Interim Executive Director

July 31, 2017  • News Center

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau has named life-long farmer and rancher Thad Doye interim executive director. 

Oklahoma Farm Bureau Interim Executive Director Thad DoyeA veteran of Farm Bureau, Doye has been associated in some aspect of the company most of his life. His involvement began when he served as Comanche County Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) chairman. He later became vice president of the state YF &R Committee. He received the State YF&R Outstanding Young Farm Family Award in 1995.  

The Lawton native’s career with Oklahoma Farm Bureau began as a field service representative in June 1998. He completed a fellowship with the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Program (OALP), then became vice president of field services. 

Doye will continue to serve as the crop insurance specialist for Oklahoma Farm Bureau. He also works with the Oklahoma Food Bank and Farming & Ranching Foundation through the Pork for Packs and Beef for Backpacks Program. The Lawton native holds a degree in agriculture business from Cameron University.

“Being chosen for this position is a great honor,” Doye said. “I’m looking forward to working closely with the many people in the Oklahoma Farm Bureau family.”

Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Tom Buchanan noted Doye’s experience with Farm Bureau.

“Thad has served our organization well through various positions," Buchanan said. “Through his many years of service, he has an intimate understanding of our 75-year-old organization. He is well suited to meet our mission of improving the lives of rural Oklahomans.”  

About the Oklahoma Farm Bureau

Farm Bureau is an independent, non-governmental, voluntary organization of farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing their problems, and formulating action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity, and social advancement and thereby, to promote the national well-being. Farm Bureau is local, county, state, national and international in its scope and influence, and is non-partisan, non-sectarian and non-secret in character. Farm Bureau is the voice of agricultural producers at all levels. For more information, please visit http://www.okfarmbureau.org/.