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OK Senate President Pro Temp Mike Schulz Named 2017 Wheat Advocate by State Wheat Growers

Fri, 04 Aug 2017 12:23:35 CDT

OK Senate President Pro Temp Mike Schulz Named 2017 Wheat Advocate by State Wheat Growers Senator Mike Schulz was named the 2017 Wheat Advocate at the recent Oklahoma Wheat Growers’ Association annual meeting on August 3rd in El Reno OK. Senator Schulz has been a long-time supporter of the Oklahoma Wheat Growers’ Association and the agriculture industry in general, and is a strong advocate of our state agriculture sales tax exemption. He was instrumental in the association starting an annual “Wheat Day at the State Capitol” this past legislative session. He has a wheat, cotton and grain sorghum farming operation in Altus and is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and the Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Class V.

Senator Schulz has served as an Oklahoma Senate member since May of 2006. He was elected as Majority Whip - January 2009 and appointed Majority Floor Leader - January 2011 to 2016. He was elected as President Pro Tempore - January 2017. As President Pro Tempore Senator Schulz serves as an ex-officio member of all Senate committees. He has also been appointed to the Storage Tank Advisory Council.

Senator Schulz is an active member of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, where he served as Chairman of the Young Farmer and Rancher Committee in 1996, and also worked for the organization for many years as a field representative. He is a member of the Altus Kiwanis Club and the First United Methodist Church.

The Oklahoma Wheat Growers’ Association is very honored to recognize Senator Schulz for his advocacy of the Oklahoma wheat industry.

Photo courtesy of the High Plains Journal.

Source - Oklahoma Wheat Growers’ Association



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