News Release

OKFB leaders to gather March 5-6 in Oklahoma City

January 31, 2018  • Public Policy

County Farm Bureau leaders from across the state are invited to attend the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Leadership Conference held March 5 and 6 in Oklahoma City.

Held annually, the conference is an opportunity for county leaders to discuss current issues affecting agriculture and rural Oklahoma, learn more about their role as county board members, and interact with state lawmakers and elected officials.

The two-day event will be held at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. While members are not required to register, hotel rooms must be reserved by Feb. 14. Rooms are $143 per night and may be reserved by calling 405-272-3040. 

A tentative agenda can be found below. More information will be released as it becomes available.

For more information, please contact Tasha Duncan at tasha.duncan@okfb.org.

Monday, March 5

12 p.m. – Lunch 

1 p.m. – Welcome: Thad Doye, OKFB interim executive director 

1:15 p.m. – State of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau: Gary Crawley, OKFB vice president

2 p.m. – Oklahoma Senate Pro Tempore Mike Schulz 

3 p.m. – Speaker of the House Charles McCall

3:30 p.m. – 2018 Oklahoma Gubernatorial Candidate Panel

5 p.m. – Reception 

5:45 p.m. – Dinner, 2017 Champion Awards Ceremony and 100 Percent Club Recognition

Tuesday, March 6

7 a.m. – Breakfast 

8 a.m. – Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation Update: David Von Tunglen, board president 

8:15 a.m. – Wind and the Rural Economy: Dr. Shannon Ferrell, OSU Agricultural Economics

9:15 a.m. – Legal Issues Affecting Agriculture: Mithun Mansinghani, Office of the Attorney General

9:20 a.m. – County Owners Manual Overview: Ericka McPherson, OKFB general counsel

10:30 a.m. – Growing Your County Farm Bureau: Kerry Givens, Comanche County Farm Bureau  

11 a.m. – Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legislative and Regulatory Update

12 p.m. – Lunch: OKFB Home Office

Afternoon – Visits to state Capitol

Schedule updated: Feb. 1, 2018