1975 – 1977
Billy H. Jarvis, a Seminole County farmer, became Oklahoma Farm Bureau president in 1975. Born into a family that farmed in Seminole County before statehood, Jarvis’ farming experience traced back to his grandfather, who was the first person to introduce Shorthorn cattle in Oklahoma. Although he raised wheat, oats, soybeans, peanuts, corn, silage and alfalfa hay, Jarvis spent most of his time in the dairy business. He also started a beef herd in 1946. Jarvis studied animal husbandry and agricultural education at Oklahoma State University.
Jarvis previously served as president on the Seminole County Farm Bureau Board several years before joining the OKFB Board in 1969. He attended the inaugural meeting of OKFB in 1942, and later organized the Seminole County Farm Bureau with his father and George Foreman.