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.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau marked 50 years of service in 1991.
In 1991, a bill concerning private property rights was introduced in Congress.
In 1991, Oklahoma Farm Bureau launched its FB card program, giving members even more benefits with their OKFB membership.
In June 1991, Oklahoma Farm Bureau helped Oklahoma finally achieved a Class A for Brucellosis or Bangs disease in cattle.
In 1992, Oklahoma Farm Bureau supported a petition to amend the state constitution requiring a vote of the people to..Read More
The year 1992 marked the first all-county membership gain recorded by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau.
At the 1993 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Convention, delegates elected H. Eldon Merklin to serve as OKFB president.
In 1993, Oklahoma Farm Bureau selected Matt Wilson to serve as OKFB executive secretary.
In 1993, Oklahoma Farm Bureau membership topped 100,000 member families for the first time in the organization’s history.
In 1994, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company reached 100 million in direct written premiums.
In 1994, the I CARE program was initiated to inform public of positive youth projects.
In 1994, a petition was filed to cap ad valorem taxes.
In 1995, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company reached 50 million in surplus.
In 1995, Oklahoma Farm Bureau studied captive supply in the cattle industry.
On April 19, 1995, three members of Oklahoma Farm Bureau lost their lives in the Federal Building bombing. OKFB donated..Read More
On March 21, 1996, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers committee held their first YF&R Speech Contest.
On Sept. 1, 1998, Adair County Farm Bureau became the first county to use the Farm Bureau cost-share satellite office..Read More
At the 1999 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Convention, delegates elected Steve Kouplen as president of OKFB.
In 2001, Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Safety Services added a second fire safety training trailer to the program. The trailers provide a..Read More
After a five-decade-long war, Oklahoma was declared Brucellosis-Free on April 25, 2001.
Through a vote of the people, Oklahoma Farm Bureau helped pass a Right-to-Work amendment to the Oklahoma Constitution in 2001.
In 2003, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company achieved more than 200 million in direct written premiums.
In 2003, Oklahoma Farm Bureau membership reached above 150,000 member families for the first time.
In 2004, the OKAgFund reported a 97 percent success rate in backing candidates for public office during primary elections.
In 2005, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company reached more than 100 million surplus.
In 2006, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company celebrated 60 years of service.
In 2007, the state trespassing law updated in 2006 was expanded to include hunting and fishing without permission.
At the 2007 Oklahoma Farm Bureau Convention, delegates elected Mike Spradling as the eighth president of OKFB.
In 2009, Monica Wilke was selected to serve as Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s Executive Director.
In 2010, Oklahoma Farm Bureau joined Facebook. To view the OKFB page, click here.