We have compiled the following timeline of events, activities and achievements in Oklahoma Farm Bureau history. While no means exhaustive, this timeline provides a chronological guide to key moments in Farm Bureau history.
Half of the 50,000 pioneers who made the Land Run into the Unassigned Lands claimed a 160-acre farm.
World War 1: July 28, 1914 – Nov. 11, 1918
During World War I, County Farm Councils were organized in nearly every county in Oklahoma. Shortly before the 1920s began,..Read More
On Feb. 12, 1919, ten of the eastern states that already had a statewide Farm Bureau organization met in Ithaca,..Read More
After the first meeting in Ithaca, New York, farm leaders across the nation join efforts to create the American Farm..Read More
In the 1920s, low farm prices after World War I led to overproduction.
Shortly after the organizational meeting in November 1919, the constitution and bylaws of the American Farm Bureau Federation were ratified..Read More
In December 1920, the first convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation was held in Indianapolis, Indiana, with 826,816 members..Read More
When the U.S. Supreme Court declares the Agricultural Adjustment Act unconstitutional, the American Farm Bureau Federation pressures Congress to pass..Read More
With concern about the elimination of the Agricultural Adjustment Act, Clarence Roberts organized a meeting held on the balcony of..Read More
In December 1938, Clarence Roberts, editor of The Farmer-Stockman, took an unofficial delegation of observers to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s..Read More
World War II: Sept. 1, 1939 – Sept. 2, 1945
In 1941, Congress enacted a law pushed by the AFBF to support cotton prices at 85 percent of parity.
Dec. 7, 1941
On Feb. 2, 1942, delegates met in the Huckins Hotel to draft a constitution and bylaws in addition to electing..Read More
The first regular Oklahoma Farm Bureau convention was held Nov. 4-5, 1942, at the Huckins Hotel in Oklahoma City. During..Read More
On May 3, 1943, a contract was signed with the Kansas Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company to allow OKFB to..Read More
At the 1945 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Convention, delegates took up the topic of ad valorem taxes for the first time.
J.H. Cox, a Bryan County farmer, initiated the adoption of a resolution to ensure farm-to-market roads were built first along..Read More
In 1947, Gov. Roy J. Turner appointed a committee to study state taxes, especially estate taxes. The committee recommended a..Read More
With success selling car and truck insurance to members, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau created a mutual company to provide fire..Read More
In October 1947, the Associated Women of Oklahoma Farm Bureau hosted the first statewide public speaking contest: the Junior Speech..Read More
The first Farm Bureau Associated Women’s Training School was held at Camp Redlands near Stillwater, August 24-26. Seventeen Farm Bureau..Read More
In October 1948, the Oklahoma Junior Farm Bureau affiliated with the National Rural Youth of the American Farm Bureau Federation.