Oklahoma Farm Report masthead graphic with wheat on the left and cattle on the right.
Howdy Neighbors!
Ron Hays, Director of Farm and Ranch Programming, Radio Oklahoma Ag Network  |  2401 Exchange Ave, Suite F, Oklahoma City, Ok 73108  |  (405) 601-9211


Agricultural News

Karen and Brittany Krehbiel Named Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year

Sun, 16 Nov 2014 06:15:20 CST

Karen and Brittany Krehbiel Named Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year Karen Krehbiel and her daughter Brittany, along with Karen’s mother-in-law, Fern, and father-in-law, Wayne, were named the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Farm Family of the Year during OKFB’s 73rd Annual Meeting Nov. 15 in Tulsa.

The Krehbiels, one of six OKFB district farm family finalists, were chosen for their ability to best represent farming and ranching and the spirit of Oklahoma agriculture.

“It is truly an honor to represent Oklahoma agriculture and represent all of the families that farm in Oklahoma,” Karen said.

The Krehbiel family farm has a rich history in Oklahoma agriculture, which includes five generations of dedicated farmers. Karen and Brittany farm approximately 2,300 acres of land near Hydro. Karen chose to remain on the farm after her husband Jeff, lost his battle with cancer in 2011.

The Krehbiel family raises wheat, grain sorghum, peanuts, canola and alfalfa on their operation along with 250 head of commercial Dorset ewes. Besides production agriculture, the family also sells and services center-pivot hydraulic drive systems.

Karen and Brittany are lifelong Oklahoma Farm Bureau members. Both have been active with the Caddo County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee, where Karen served as the vice chair for two years. Karen has also served on the American Farm Bureau Federation Commodity Advisory Board and attended the OKFB Commodity Advisory Organization meeting.

Karen and Brittany have both attended AFBF annual meetings and traveled to Washington, D.C., with the OKFB Congressional Action Tour to lobby to members of Congress on behalf of Oklahoma agriculture.

“Farm Bureau has been that catalyst that has helped us to promote agriculture and be able to tell our story to consumers,” Karen said. “Farm Bureau has given us the training, the courage and the passion to do this.”

The Krehbiel family is also very active in their community and the agricultural industry. Karen currently serves on the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Board of Directors and previously served on the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association Board. Wayne was inducted into the Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2011. Brittany is continuing on with agriculture by majoring in agricultural economics at Oklahoma State University.

As state winners, the Krehbiel family received the use of a 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 Double Cab pickup for one year, a trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting next January in San Diego and other prizes.

The communications team at Oklahoma Farm Bureau produced a video highlighting the Krehbiel family farm. Click on the play button in the video box below to watch that video.



WebReadyTM Powered by WireReady® NSI


Top Agricultural News

  • Oklahoma Grain Elevator Cash Bids as of 2:00 p.m. Friday April 3, 2020  Sat, 04 Apr 2020 16:32:49 CDT
  • Friday, April 3, 2020 Market Wrap-Up with Justin Lewis  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 15:39:59 CDT
  • Global Changes Could Impact U.S. Farmers' Spring Planting Intentions Says USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:30:08 CDT
  • Despite Global Challenges, U.S. Pork and Beef Exports on Record Pace through February  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:07:52 CDT
  • USDA Adds Additional Flexibilities for Crop Insurance to Support America’s Farmers and Ranchers  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:18:47 CDT
  • Coronavirus Impact Ripples Across Farm Country  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:15:59 CDT
  • *Deadline Extended* OKFB Accepting Applications for $1,000 Scholarships  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 11:39:47 CDT
  • National Sorghum Producers to Open Board Director Applications  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 10:17:47 CDT

  • More Headlines...


    Ron salutes our daily email sponsors!

    Oklahoma City Farm Show KIS FUTURES, INC. Oklahoma Ag Credit Oklahoma Farm Bureau National Livestock Credit Ag Mediation Program P&K Equipment AFR Insurance Stillwater Milling Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association

    Our Road to Rural Prosperity sponsors!


    Search OklahomaFarmReport.com

    © 2008-2020 Oklahoma Farm Report
    Email Ron   |   Newsletter Signup   |    Current Spots   |    Program Links

    WebReady powered by WireReady® Inc.