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.
The biggest legislative boost in 1949 was the recodification of state laws on agriculture.
In 1949, Oklahoma Farm Bureau members approved a resolution that merged casualty and fire insurance into one entity, the Oklahoma..Read More
Resolutions adopted at the 1950 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Convention mentioned abandoned minerals and wanted an ad valorem tax levied on..Read More
On Feb. 9, 1953, a contract was signed for construction of a new Oklahoma Farm Bureau home office building near..Read More
In 1954, Cimarron County Farm Bureau announced it would be the first to build its own county Farm Bureau office.
In 1954, Oklahoma Farm Bureau joined with other organizations to promote the Oklahoma Maid of Cotton contest.
In 1954, Oklahoma Farm Bureau worked with other organizations in a program to bring young farmer trainees from Europe to..Read More
On Aug. 3, 1954, the new Oklahoma Farm Bureau home office was dedicated with an open house.
In 1955, Oklahoma Farm Bureau opposed the taking of private land to expand the Fort Sill artillery range. Within four..Read More
In 1956, the Farm Bureau’s idea of a soil bank to retire fragile land became a reality in Congress.
The first legislative success concerning agriculture sales tax was accomplished in 1957, when a bill granting sales tax exemption for..Read More
In 1957, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company affiliated with the Western Farm Bureau Life Insurance Company in Denver.
In November 1959, Dan Arnold, the executive director of Oklahoma Farm Bureau, retired after more than 15 years of service.
In 1961, Oklahoma Farm Bureau assisted in the passage of the state’s first egg grading law.
In 1961, Oklahoma Farm Bureau assisted in water law reform, a process which took about a decade to complete.
In 1962, Oklahoma Farm Bureau assisted in the building of Oklahoma’s new state fairgrounds in Oklahoma City.
In 1965, fertilizer was added to the list of agricultural sales tax exemptions.
In 1966, Oklahoma Farm Bureau organized a safety unit in the information division led by Jim Williams. With the creation..Read More
In 1967, farm machinery was added to the list of purchases exempt from state sales tax.
July 7, 1967
The first stockholders meeting was held Sept. 7, 1967, with Oklahoma Farm Bureau directors serving as AgSerivce directors. This new..Read More
In 1968, Oklahoma Farm Bureau helped defeated the Scenic Rivers Bill.
In 1968, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company reached 10 million in direct written premiums.
In 1968, he AgSecurity Insurance Company was organized as an owned-subsidiary company.
In 1969, machinery repair parts were exempted from sales tax.