David Gammill Reappointed Oklahoma Wheat Commissioner for Southwest Oklahoma by GovernorThu, 22 May 2014 04:50:36 CDT
Governor Mary Fallin has reappointed David Gammill to an additional five year term with the Oklahoma Wheat Commission (OWC). Gammill, a wheat producer from Chattanooga, will represent District IV, which includes Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, and Tillman counties. (Gammill is pictured here in July 2013 with outgoing Commissioner Tom Glazier of Loyal as he took over as Chairman of the OWC for this fiscal year.)
“We are excited that David Gammill has been appointed to another term with the Oklahoma Wheat Commission board,” said Mike Schulte, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission. “His knowledge and experience with wheat production as a farmer and his active roles held with the OWC Board and U.S. Wheat Associates Board will continue to make him a valuable leader for the wheat industry on both state and national levels.”
Gammills’ responsibilities as a member of the commission include working with the other members to develop and oversee the implementation of policy and programs, approve budget expenditures, direct the funding of research, market development and public education, represent district producer interests, and promote Oklahoma wheat. Gammill is active at Ahpeatone Baptist Church, is a member of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau and has served on the Walters Coop Elevator Board. Gammill, along with fellow Commissioner Don Schieber, were a part of Class One of the Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program.
“David has been instrumental in owning and managing a successful full time farming operation that is made up solely of wheat production. It will be beneficial to have his knowledge on state and national levels when making funding decisions on wheat research and marketing efforts that in turn will help Oklahoma wheat producers.” Schulte said. He and his wife, Debbie, currently run the Gammill Family Farm located in Chattanooga, Oklahoma.
He joins current commission members Don Schieber, Ponca City; Kenneth Failes, Cherokee; Tom Stephens from Guymon and Michael Peters from Okarche. The Oklahoma Wheat Commission promotes greater utilization of wheat in both domestic and international markets through research, market development and public education. It took the Governor less than a week to make her decision on this reappointment after the District IV election was held in Walters last week.
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