On March 7, 2017, Oklahoma Farm Bureau dedicated a new commemorative courtyard in celebration of the organization’s 75th anniversary.
Designed by an Oklahoma-based architecture firm, the courtyard contains 77 pillar sculptures, each one in the shape of one of the state’s counties. Each sculpture also contains soil from the county it represents. There is also an elevation change in the four planting beds which represent four quadrants of Oklahoma per the geography elevation map. The elevation changes start in NW Oklahoma at Black Mesa, the highest point in Oklahoma at 4,975 and ends at the Little River located by the Arkansas border at 289’ above sea level. The courtyard also contains pavers which were bought and engraved by employees, families, organizations and companies associated with and trusted by OKFB.
Learn more about the courtyard from the Spring 2017 issue of OKFB’s Oklahoma Country magazine here.