During the early years of Oklahoma Farm Bureau, the number of voters nationwide was a concern. OKFB reported that only 51 percent of eligible voters went to the polls in the 1948 presidential election. The American Farm Bureau Federation suggested the use of educational programs and contests to increase the number of voters, particularly in rural areas.
By John I. Taylor, first OKFB president, and published in the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Farmer in December 1951
I am a human being living in a land of unlimited horizon. Having been born here, or journeyed here by choice, matters little, but the fact that my life and living are here is of great importance.
Did you know Grant County Farm Bureau once had an agent who sold insurance by air? Stanley Smrcka was featured in the May 1953 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Journal for his unique, high-flying techniques. Read more about Smrcka and his farming background in the published article below.