News Release

OKFB annual meeting details, tentative schedule released

September 12, 2017  • News Releases

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members from across the state will meet at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Norman Nov. 10-12 for OKFB’s 76th annual meeting.

The OKFB awards program will take place on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. The featured entertainment is scheduled for Nov. 11 following the annual OKFB banquet at 7 p.m.

This year’s theme is “75 Years Strong” in celebration of the accomplishments and success of the organization’s past 75 years protecting and unifying Oklahoma farmers and ranchers.

This year’s break-out sessions will feature important agricultural topics including rural education, rural health, and oil and gas.

The tentative convention schedule is below and information will be updated as changes are released. Additional details will also be announced soon. The final schedule will be distributed at convention.

 

Friday, November 10

8 a.m.             Credentials Committee Breakfast

9 a.m.             Registration Opens

9:30 a.m.        YF&R Excellence in Agriculture Judging

9:30 a.m.        YF&R Discussion Meet Orientation

10 a.m.           YF&R Discussion Meet Round 1

10 a.m.           Trade Show Opens

10:45 a.m.      YF&R Discussion Meet Round 2

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

11:30 a.m.      Women's Leadership Committee Luncheon

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

11:30 a.m.      Commodity Committee Luncheon

1:30 p.m.        Opening Session

Todd Lamb, State of Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor

Dr. Thomas G. Coon, OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Vice President, Dean and Director

Bill Buckner, Noble Research Institute President and CEO

3:15 p.m.        Breakout Sessions - Round One (choose two)

Rural Education

Brent Bushey – Executive Director, Oklahoma Public School Resource Center

Rep. Mike Rogers – Chairman, Oklahoma House Common Education Committee

Rural Health

Dr. Kayse Shrum – President, Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences

Brett Coble – President, Oklahoma Association of Health Care Providers

Ted Haynes – President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield

Oil and Gas

Terry Stowers – Coalition of Oklahoma Surface and Mineral Owners

4:30 p.m.        Breakout Sessions - Round Two

5:30 p.m.        OKAgFund Meeting

5:30 p.m.        YF&R Dinner and Caucus

7 p.m.             Awards Program

8:15 p.m.        Cupcakes, Cookies and Candidates Social – Meet the Oklahoma Gubernatorial Candidates

 

Saturday, November 11

7:30 a.m.         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 a.m.              Trade Show Opens

8:45 a.m.         OFBMIC Policyholders Meeting

9:30 a.m.         General Session

Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation President

12 p.m.            Credentials Committee Meeting

12:30 p.m.       Women's Leadership Committee Gavel Club Luncheon

1:30 p.m.         District Caucuses (Districts 1, 4 and 7)

1:45 p.m.         General Session

5:30 p.m.         OKAgFund Reception

7 p.m.              Dinner and Entertainment

 

Sunday, November 12

7:30 a.m.        County Presidents Breakfast

7:30 a.m.        Women's Leadership Committee Chairman's Breakfast

7:30 a.m.        Breakfast of Champions

Mithun Mansinghani – Solicitor General, Office of the Oklahoma Attorney General

9:15 a.m.        Memorial and Worship Service

 

**Schedule last updated Nov. 3.

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