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Gov. Stitt Enjoys Grilling Hamburgers Beneath Peta Billboard Calling Him a Meathead
Thu, 13 May 2021 08:49:26 CDT
Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt is a strong supporter of Oklahoma animal agriculture. To celebrate Ag Day earlier this year he declared Eat Meat Week to highlight meat consumption.
Ron Hays Beef Buzzes With Gov. Stitt
The anti-animal agriculture crowd pushed back and recently put up a billboard in Oklahoma City declaring Gov. Stitt a “meathead.”
The governor saw the humor and joined with farmers and ranchers this week to hold a billboard burger bash where they cooked hot dogs and hamburgers beneath the billboard.
Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Associate Farm Director and Editor KC Sheperd was there and interviewed several of the participants including Gov. Stitt.
We’re supporting our agriculture community, Gov. Stitt said.
Agriculture is a huge part of our state, Gov. Stitt said.
OCA Executive Director Michael Kelsey chimed in praising the governor for his strong support of animal agriculture.
We have a governor that understands this is a family business and shows up, Kelsey said.
Kelsey, who was helping grill the hamburgers, thanked Wheeler Farms for donating the beef and helping showcase Oklahoma beef.
Governor Stitt said we believe in personal freedoms here in Oklahoma and if you want to be a vegan that’s great, but we take exception when you try to demand and tell us how to live our lives in the state of Oklahoma.
I am always going to stand for our way of life in Oklahoma, he added.
Also participating in the billboard burger bash was Oklahoma Ag. Sec. Blayne Arthur.
We’re so glad the governor is supportive of agriculture, Arthur said.
She said there is no doubt about Gov. Stitt’s support of agriculture.
Beef production is a huge part of what we do in Oklahoma, she said.
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