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Monday, November 16, 2015
Oklahoma Farm Bureau Delegates Re-Elect Tom
Buchanan for Second Term as State President
Voting delegates at the 74th Oklahoma Farm Bureau Annual Meeting
re-elected Jackson County Farm Bureau member Tom Buchanan
to serve as president of the organization November 14 in Oklahoma
City. Buchanan has served as OKFB president for the past two years
and previously represented District Two on the OKFB board of
directors for six years.
Right after the general session where the delegates reelected
Buchanan by acclimation, we talked with Buchanan about his election
for a second two year term as well as discussing the actions of the
delegates during the resolutions deliberations that happened on
"Agriculture, rural Oklahoma and Farm Bureau are my
passions," Buchanan said. "Over the past two years, I've
remained committed to Farm Bureau's mission of improving the lives of
rural Oklahomans, and I'm thankful for another opportunity to serve
In addition to Tom Buchanan being elected by the delegates- several
other leadership positions were filled for the next year. Click
here to read more as well as to listen to our conversation with
Tom right after the Saturday afternoon general session.
We will be offering a complete overview of the policy session from
Saturday at the 2015 OKFB Convention in tomorrow's daily email.
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El Nino Will Bring Cold,
Wet Winter to Southern Plains, DTN's Bryce Anderson Says La Nina May
Show Up in 2016
Nino will be the big driver of the winter weather in the Southern
Senior Ag Meteorologist Bryce
Anderson said the likelihood of getting a colder and
wetter winter is shaping up with a strong El Nino event, plus a
sustained tropical jet across the Southern Plains. The region hasn't
seen much impact from El Nino yet, as Anderson said these storms have
been moving too quickly, but he looks for that to change.
"I think what we're going to see is, the pattern bring us a
fairly chilly and wet winter over the Southern Plains and then into
the Delta and the Gulf Coast," Anderson said. "You get
farther north, the Northern Plains, the Dakotas and eastward into
Minnesota, Illinois and on east across Indiana and Ohio, I think
they're going to be fairly warm and dry. That's going to be I think
pretty good for getting field work going next spring, but we get into
the late spring into summer I think there's going to be some
questions on soil moisture in those parts of the Corn Belt."
The El Nino weather pattern is influenced by the water temperatures
in the Pacific Ocean. These temperatures can switch rapidly from very
warm to cool. That was seen in 1987-1988 and 2009 -2010. Anderson
said so it's possible the region could go from El Nino to a La Nina
weather pattern. In late February into April, he will be watching for
a switch in the Pacific character. Anderson has seen the weather
pattern go from El Nino to La Nina in 1988 and it only took about six
to seven weeks.
I caught up Anderson at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting
in Kansas City. Click
or tap here to listen to the complete interview.
Payn-Knoper Says Open
Communication Needed with Today's Consumers
It's time for agriculture to have a critical
conversation with consumers. That's according to agricultural
advocate and dairy producer Michele
Payn-Knoper from Indiana. She said it's time for
cattle producers to explain to consumers why animal agriculture
"I'm not only a Holstein breeder, I'm a mom first and
foremost," Payn-Knoper said. "So, when I'm talking with
other women, I relate to them as a mom, instead of just as a
Payn-Knoper encourages ag producers to make sure they are being
relatable to consumers. She said this will show producers are a
reliable source, that they care and this provides the opportunity to
share some of their practices. For example, Payn-Knoper was talking
to an audience about mastitis. She asked this female audience if any
of them had ever had mastitis. This infection is very painful and
hard on the human body. The same holds true for cows. This opened up
a dialogue about the use of antibiotics to treat an infection.
We have Michele explaining her ideas on how to dialogue with
consumers about antibiotics in our latest Beef Buzz. To listen to
this featured interview, click
or tap here.
Matt and Kellie Muller
Named Oklahoma Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year- YF&R Honor
Wilcox and Norvell Families
Matt and Kellie
Muller of Altus, along with their children Taylor,
Levi, Luke and Lincoln, were named the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Farm
Family of the Year during OKFB's 74th Annual Meeting Nov. 13 in
The Mullers, one of four OKFB district farm family finalists, were
chosen for their embodiment of the best traditions of Oklahoma
agriculture and rural life.
"It's very humbling to be representative of all the many
thousand neighbors we have across the state," Matt Muller said.
"It's just very humbling." After their names were announced
at the 2015 Oklahoma Farm Bueau Convention, we talked with Muller
about the award and their farming operation in Jackson County. They
also talked about what farming may look like for his children in the
here to listen to that complete conversation and to read more
about their farming operation in southwestern Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma Young Farmers and Ranchers of the OKFB honored two
and Jessica Wilcox of Major County receiving the Achievement
Award and Tyler
and Beth Norvell winning the Excellence in Ag Award.
You can click on the names of these two families to read more about
their on farm and off farm efforts.
Both families will be representing Oklahoma as they compete in
Orlando in January at the American Farm Bureau Convention in their
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Conservation Effort for Monarch Butterflies in Southern Great Plains
Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a new
conservation effort to help agricultural producers provide food and
habitat for monarch butterflies in the Midwest and southern Great
Plains. This targeted ten-state effort by USDA's Natural Resources Conservation
Service (NRCS) will invest $4 million in 2016 to help
combat the iconic species' decline. Assistance is being made
available to landowners in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas,
Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Wisconsin.
"These once-common butterflies are growing less familiar, and we
know private lands will continue to play a crucial role in aiding the
recovery of this species that serves as an indicator of ecosystem
health," NRCS Chief Jason
Weller said. "America's farmers, ranchers and
forest landowners are stewards of the land, and this effort helps
them make voluntary improvements that benefit working lands and
This new conservation effort was unveiled during the annual
conference of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters in Kansas
City, Missouri. The 10-states targeted are at the heart of the
monarch migration. The orange-and-black butterflies make their
annual, multi-generational migration from central Mexico to as far
north as Canada. Monarch populations have decreased significantly
over the past two decades. NRCS Spokesperson Sarah Haymaker
said that has been partly attributed to the decrease in native plants
like milkweed - the sole source of food for monarch
Our Leslie Smith caught up with Haymaker to talk about
this new effort. Click
here or tap here to read more or to listen to the full
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OSU's Horse Show
Management Seminar Slated for Dec. 12
Oklahomans interested in learning more about horse
show classes need to make plans now to attend Oklahoma State University's
Open and 4-H Show Management and Exhibitor Seminar Dec. 12. The
seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Totusek Arena
located west of the OSU campus. Kris Hiney, OSU Cooperative
Extension equine specialist, said the seminar is geared toward
exhibitors, managers and volunteers who are involved with 4-H and
Open Horse Shows.
"This seminar will help educate those involved with the horse
shows about the criteria for horse show classes, and specifically with
the Ranch classes," Hiney said. "There are new skills and
safety considerations involved and we want to make sure everyone is
aware of any changes before participating in the State 4-H Horse
Hands-on learning will be featured during the seminar, as well as a
live demonstration with cattle to cover Ranch Riding, Ranch Roping,
Boxing and Ranch Trail. Participants will be allowed ample
opportunities for questions and hands-on experiences during the
or tap here to read more about this free workshop that is open to
This N That- Snap Krackle
Pop is 2015 Super Horse, It's Gonna Rain and Hall of Fame Video
One of the highlights of the 2015 Lucas Oil World Show of the
American Quarter Horse Association was the Sunday night selection of
the Farnam Super Horse-
Snap Krackle Pop,
owned by Twylla
Lynn Brown of Perry, Missouri, was crowned the 2015
Farnam Superhorse. The 2010 gray mare, who is by RL Best Of Sudden
and out of Brandys Silver Sheik, was bred by Masterson Farms LLC of
Somerville, Tennessee. Snap Krackle Pop was shown by AQHA
Professional Horseman Blake
Weis of Moberly, Missouri, and AQHA Professional
Newcomb of San Marcos, California.
Read more about this year's Super Horse by clicking
The World Show continues this week at State Fair Park in OKC with
their amateur competition.
It's gonna rain- we scrolled through a sample across the state of
Mesonet sites this morning- and the chances of rain are forty to
fifty percent in the Panhandle- Ninety percent in Woodward and 100%
virtually everywhere else in the state- this for Monday night.
Along with the rain- there is an opportunity that severe weather
might spring up here in the fall- Jed Castles of News9 has a
graphic showing where that is a possibility- here's the News9 take on
possible severe weather this evening-
Check in later today with News9 in central and western Oklahoma- and
News on 6 in eastern Oklahoma for what they see developing on what
could be an active night of weather in our state.
In talking with folks at the Oklahoma Farm Bureau convention over
this past weekend- several asked me about the NAFB Hall of Fame
honor that I received last Thursday evening- and asked if I might
tell a little more about it- the National Farm Broadcasters Hall of
Fame was established in 1986- and most years- two individuals are
inducted- this year- Mike
Hergert of the Red River Radio Network and yours
truly made up the Class of 2015.
Here's the video that was shown on Thursday evening to the banquet
audience in Kansas City-
Again- thanks to so many of you for offering your congratulations and
kind words after details of this were released. I am honored to be
able to do what I do- and this recognition really belongs to Oklahoma
farmers and ranchers who have listened to me- and read my words and
rants since 1977-
I appreciate being a part of your family as we ride
down the road together, sit in the tractor cab together, eat
breakfast or lunch together and encounter one another at all times of
the day or night when you have a moment to read these email updates.
By the way- thanks to Todd
Johnson of OSU for snapping the photo that we used
for the plaque they made for us- Todd took this photo you see when I
was named a DASNR
Champion by Oklahoma State University a few years
ago- have always really liked it and was proud to provide it to NAFB
to use for this recognition.
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