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OKFB sponsors ag youth at 2018 OYE Sale of Champions

Oklahoma Farm Bureau helped support the state’s agriculture youth by purchasing more than $43,000 in premiums at the 2018 Oklahoma Youth Expo Sale of Champions held Friday, March 16 in Oklahoma City.

Before the sale, OKFB was honored as the 2017 volume buyer for purchasing the most premiums at the 2017 sale.

Farm Bureau purchased premiums on 19 animals, and also partnered with fellow agriculture and rural organizations and individuals to purchase premiums for 41 animals.

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Eleven state legislators honored with 2017 OKFB Champion Award

Eleven state legislators were honored with the 2017 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Champion Award during the OKFB Leadership Conference March 5 in Oklahoma City. 

The award is presented to state lawmakers who went above and beyond to uphold agriculture and rural Oklahoma in 2017.

“As a grassroots farm organization, we exist to fight for the betterment of agriculture and rural Oklahoma,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “We are proud to honor these 11 individuals who have worked tirelessly to support family farmers and ranchers across the state.”

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OKFB to host gubernatorial candidate panel at leadership conference

Oklahoma Farm Bureau members will hear from candidates seeking to serve as the next governor of Oklahoma during the organization’s leadership conference held March 5 and 6 at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City.

At least four candidates will share their vision and goals for the state during the forum held March 5 at 3 p.m. Candidates also will have an opportunity to offer their views on agriculture and rural issues. 

“This year’s gubernatorial election represents a significant moment for the future of the state of Oklahoma,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “We’re excited to provide Farm Bureau members an opportunity to thoroughly vet candidates that will represent the best interests of the agriculture community and rural Oklahoma.”

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Caddo County celebrates Farm Bureau Week by giving back to community

In celebration of Oklahoma Farm Bureau Week, Caddo County Farm Bureau donated more than $12,000 to senior nutrition centers, 4-H and FFA programs and fire departments throughout the county.

“We try to support the community in any way that we can,” said Wayne Taggart, Caddo County Farm Bureau president. “Our rural communities are really the ones that feed the nation. By giving back to our local communities, we can tie together those that produce the food and those that eat the food.”

Outside of funding from the county, the senior nutrition centers rely on fundraisers and donations from the community.

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Berry, Patton join OKFB as field representatives

Oklahoma Farm Bureau has recently named Haley Berry and Caylie Patton as field representatives.

In their new roles, the two will serve as liaisons between county Farm Bureaus and the state Farm Bureau.

“Growing up was nothing but faith, family, food and Farm Bureau,” Berry said. “I now look forward to serving as a voice for our members.”

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Ron Justice named OKFB’s vice president of public policy

Oklahoma Farm Bureau has named Ron Justice vice president of public policy. 

In his new role, Justice will direct the advocacy of Farm Bureau member policy at the state Capitol and throughout Oklahoma.

“From his time as an extension agent to serving in the state Senate, Ron has always been a staunch advocate for agriculture and rural Oklahoma,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “We’re honored to have him take the helm of our policy efforts, and look forward to all he will accomplish for our farmers and ranchers.”

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OKFB announces John Deere member benefit

John Deere now offers GreenFleet Loyalty Rewards to Oklahoma Farm Bureau members. OKFB members receive discounts, special low rate financing, and all other benefits associated with GreenFleet Platinum 2 status.

It's easy to become a GreenFleet member, too: just sign up for John Deere GreenFleet Loyalty Rewards program using a valid member ID and zip code for membership verification, and become a Platinum 2 level by visiting

OKFB members are eligible for the following benefits as Platinum 2 status members: 

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Fallin declares Feb. 19-23 “Oklahoma Farm Bureau Week” in Oklahoma

In her proclamation, Fallin praised Farm Bureau for its dedication to agriculture, the base for Oklahoma’s economic prosperity.

“Farm Bureau has maintained a rich legacy of protecting farmers, ranchers and rural Oklahomans over the past 75 years,” said Rodd Moesel, OKFB president. “We’re proud to share our efforts to bolster the agriculture industry with our friends, neighbors and communities this week and throughout the year.” 

Observed annually, the week provides county Farm Bureaus an opportunity to promote the organization in communities throughout Oklahoma.

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OKFB to host informational ELD meeting Feb. 26 in Okmulgee County

Farmers, ranchers and agribusinessmen are invited to attend an educational meeting on the electronic logging device and hours of service mandate held Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. at the Okmulgee County Fairgrounds.

Hosted by Okmulgee County Farm Bureau, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, Okmulgee County Fair Board and Okmulgee County Extension, the  meeting will cover the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s electronic logging device mandate and hours of service requirements for agriculture. 

Representatives from the FMCSA and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop S will lead the meeting and answer questions.

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OKFB YF&R to award $1,000 scholarships

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is now accepting applications for its annual $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors who will pursue a higher degree in agriculture after graduation.

Nine $1,000 scholarships, one from each OKFB state board district, will be awarded to high school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture at an Oklahoma institution of high learning as a full-time student. 

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 13, 2018. Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

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