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.
In 1970, Oklahoma Farm Bureau hired the first legislative staff member to help follow up on pending legislation.
In 1971, Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Young People’s Committee changed its name to the OKFB Young Farmers & Ranchers committee.
In 1972, a sales tax exemption was granted to commercial applicators for fertilizer.
The year 1972 was considered a banner year. After many failures, Oklahoma Farm Bureau finally won legislative referral of our..Read More
In 1973, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company introduced commercial lines.
In 1973, tax exemptions for poultry stock were granted to Oklahoma farmers and ranchers.
In 1973, strong cattle prices led to increased cattle thefts. To help identify rustlers, legislators suggested livestock trailers be identified..Read More
At the 1975 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Convention, delegates elected Billy H. Jarvis as president of OKFB.
In 1977, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company reached 10 million in surplus.
At the 1977 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Convention, delegates elected James L. Lockett to serve as OKFB president.
In 1979, the Soybean Commission was created.
In 1979, President Jim Lockett and Executive Secretary Ken McFall participated in the Oklahoma Agriculture and Home Economics Coalition with..Read More
In 1980, the Kingfisher County Farm Bureau president built the state’s first commercial solar greenhouse.
In 1981, the estate tax exemption was raised to $175,000.
Many of the women from across the state came to Oklahoma City with food items made from Oklahoma crops and..Read More
In 1982, Oklahoma Farm Bureau delegates were critical of school curricula, which helped spearhead a resolution calling for a “return..Read More
In 1982, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company reached 50 million in direct written premiums.
In 1983, Oklahoma Farm Bureau succeeded in amending OKFB’s 1978 law to allow any mineral or surface owner to bring action..Read More
The year 1984 was described by many veterans of the legislature as one of the toughest years. The legislature was..Read More
In 1986, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau helped remove agriculture from the “fast track” foreclosure bill.
In 1986, Oklahoma Farm Bureau helped pass a bill on tort reform.
In 1987, the Oklahoma legislature passed a bill to help with the eradication of brucellosis.
In 1987, multiple laws dealing with economic development pass in the Oklahoma legislature.
In 1989, farmers and ranchers gained tax exemptions for farm machinery and repair parts using in custom agricultural operations.
In 1989, State Question 614 was recalled from the ballot.
In 1990, Oklahoma Farm Bureau members lobbied congressmen to pass a bill that protected private property rights.
In 1990, Oklahoma Farm Bureau Executive Secretary Ken McFall retired from his position.
In 1990, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Rails to Trails Act was constitutional.