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1991 OKFB resolutions Preamble

County educational activities, like this Major County farm safety demonstration, were important opportunities for Farm Bureau members to be promote agriculture locally.

Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Eldon Merklin (signing) had the honor to be the first person to sign a 1994 petition that would give taxpayers control over ad valorem tax levels.

2004 | OKAgFund records 97% success rate

The OKAg Fund reported a 97% success rate in backing candidates for public office during primary elections.

2006

2006 | OFBMIC celebrates 60 years Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company looks back on 60 years of providing insurance services to Farm Bureau members.

“Dreams were embodied by 350 persons gathered in Oklahoma City on Feb. 3, 1942. They represented 1,011 charter members, whose early-day efforts and sacrifices laid the foundation for today’s Oklahoma Farm Bureau. “Those founders had dreams for their organization, but knew there would be no quick-fixes to the problems faced in 1942. There are no quick-fixes now, either; but Oklahoma Farm Bureau was started with the intent of being dedicated to the long term. “Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s charter leaders nurtured the dream. “They took the words spoken by AFBF Secretary R.W. Blackburn on Feb. 3, 1942, to heart: ‘Only through cooperative efforts can farmers possibly meet the challenge of agriculture today.’ “Membership grew, a professional staff was employed and services to and for members followed for Oklahoma Farm Bureau. “Constant improvement. That was the key to success for Farm Bureau back then, and today, Farm Bureau and its members are partners, working hand-in-hand “Building On The Dream. “Dreams can only direct thinking, govern lives and forge history. Dreams can generate thinking, stir emotion, impel human action, facilitate change and shape and shake the future. “We’re partners in the dream, working together for improvement. It’s up to us. And it depends on us each caring about what’s happening, keeping in contact and taking responsible actions. “The sky’s the limit when you’re building on the dream. “The policies that follow represent the dreams of Oklahoma Farm Bureau today. “Join us in the pursuit of the dream.”

2006| reward sign program amount bumped OKFB increases the cash reward to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of thieves, arsonists and vandals.

2008

2007 | spradling Elected Presdient Tulsa County farmer-rancher Mike Spradling is elected OKFB president, the eighth person to serve in that capacity.

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Oklahoma Country - Fall 2017  
Oklahoma Country - Fall 2017