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Your Update from Ron Hays of RON
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Conservation Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol!
"Interim" from Kendall Frazier's Title- the Former Farm
Broadcaster is Now CEO of the Cattle Group
The National Cattlemen's Beef Association has named Kendal Frazier
its new chief executive officer. NCBA president Tracy Brunner
made the announcement, saying he is confident that the nation's
oldest and largest cattle industry association is in good hands.
"It was the belief of the officers and others involved with the
search process that NCBA owed it to our members, our stakeholders and
the beef community to take our time as we selected the right
individual to serve as the next chief executive officer," said
Brunner. "Today, we can say with confidence that Kendal Frazier
is the right leader for the association. With many years of
experience working for state and national beef organizations, he has
helped to guide our industry through some of its greatest
We have known Kendall since his days as a farm broadcaster for WIBW
radio in Topoka, Kansas. He has been the one constant in the
staff leadership stretching back to the old National Cattlemen's
Association and now the NCBA.
Yesterday afternoon, we talked with him about this decision to take
the word "interim" off of his title and what lies ahead for
the organization. Click
here for our story and hear our conversation with this non
interim Top Hired Hand for the Beef Cattle Industry.
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DairyMAX Brings the Breakfast
Games to Oklahoma- Encouraging Elementary Age Kids to EAT
The 2016 edition of the Breakfast Games, sponsored by Dairy Farmers,
came to Oklahoma on Tuesday morning, when all the students at
Southern Hills elementary in south Oklahoma City were involved in the
competition and pep rally designed to encourage them to "EAT BREAKFAST!!!"
has used this formula to promote breakfast eating across its trade
territory- and utilized the star power of former Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson
and Dallas Cowboy starting center Travis Frederick to provide extra
sizzle for the morning event.
Three teams of students competed in a relay style race for Gold,
Silver and Bronze- but the expectation was that all the students
there would be winners as they came away with a Fuel Up to Play 60
tee shirt and the strong encouragement to eat a breakfast that
includes dairy every day.
Here's a pic of the winning teams with their big letters spelling
"We Heart Milk"
here to read more and to hear our Q&A with Betty and Travis
And- you can see our pictures from the morning on FLICKR by clicking
AFBF Praises Obama
Administration for Okaying Use of Checkoff Monies to Build Demand in
The Agriculture Department's announcement that commodity checkoff
funds can be used to help market U.S. farm products in Cuba lets
America's farmers invest directly in the growth in trade between the
two nations, according to American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall.
"American-grown foods hold a clear competitive advantage in the
Cuban marketplace, and the use of farmer- and rancher-generated funds
to promote and market U.S. farm goods fits the checkoff mission
perfectly," Duvall said.
Zippy's full statement is available
is not being bashful in quoting multiple groups who have released
statements cheering the move by USDA on saying its okay to use
checkoff dollars to build a marketing presence in Cuba.
They lead with the statement from AFBF- but quote from several
additional groups and coalitions cheering the move.
You can read their news release and see who they are proud to
associate with by clicking
Wind Coalition Pushes
Back on Those Critical of Wind Industry's Tax Credits
The head of the Wind Coalition has strongly responded to criticism
from oil and gas leaders, saying it's time to end the fight against
the wind industry's tax credits.
"Fighting one another and saying things about one another that
are not true is very unproductive," said Jeff Clarke,
Executive Director of the Coalition. "If Oklahoma persists in
the path that Mr. Hamm and his group is pushing, what the state will
end up with is losing one of the emerging key energy industries of
the next few decades."
Clarke responded to the comments of Continental Resources chairman Harold Hamm
and former OGE Chairman Pete
Delaney who charged the tax credits were only harming
oil and gas and much of the money was going to out-of-state and
You can read Clarke's response and listen to the interview he did
with Radio Oklahoma Network News Director Jerry Bohnen by clicking
or tapping here.
Jerry's story first appeared on the OkEnergyToday website.
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A Restoration Success
Story for Doyle and Brenda Burden- Courtesy of OERB
When ranchers Doyle
and Brenda Burden of Weeletka purchased their land nearly
two decades ago, they noticed a big area of saltwater erosion from an
old abandoned well site. The Burdens worked their
way around the hazard and avoided the area as best they could. Years
later, Doyle saw a commercial for the Oklahoma Energy Resources Board
well site clean up program and decided to give them a call.
"They came out, and sure enough, there were three oil production
sites that had been abandoned decades ago." Over nine months,
the OERB cleaned up the three sites on the Burden's property,
restoring the land back to its original pristine condition- at no
cost to the Burdens.
Read more about the Burdens and how OERB works to restore abandoned
well sites by clicking
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Sydnee Gerken of Kingfisher
FFA Wins Top Honors in AFR Achievement Contest at OYE
& Ranchers partnered with the Oklahoma Youth Expo
to host the Youth Agricultural Achievement Contest, March 17. The
contest recognizes Oklahoma youth who excel in showmanship skills and
demonstrate superior knowledge of the livestock industry including
production, management, processing, and end product utilization. The
top 12 finalists received over $5,000 in scholarships.
The top 12 winners are: 1st place, Sydnee Gerken, Kingfisher FFA;
Pursley, Locust Grove FFA; 3rd, Jill Mencke,
Hennessey FFA; 4th, Chesley
Comstock, Woodward FFA; 5th, Dawson Haworth,
Fairview FFA; 6th, Brayden
Foley, Kingfisher FFA; 7th, Layne Kisling,
Chisholm FFA; 8th, Samantha
Williams, Stillwater FFA; 9th, Brittny Richards,
Oktaha FFA; 10th, Lexi
Lerblance, McAlester FFA; 11th, Nicole Stevens,
Yukon FFA; and 12th, Matt
Lancaster, Cherokee FFA.
More about the AFR Achievement Contest is available
We remind you that we have pictures of these winners and lots more on
our FLICKR album for the 2016 OYE- click
here to check them out!
AND- we say thanks to ITC, Your
Energy Superhighway, for their sponsorship of our coverage of the
2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo.
This N That- EXTREME Fire
Danger Again Today and Horses Needed
Flag Warnings continue today- especially from 11 AM
through 9 PM tonight. Jed
Castles offers this Fire Danger map that shows lots
to worry about when it comes to fast moving wild fires when and it
they get started:
We need horses
in April for the OKC Farm Show!!!!
We are starting our search for horses for the Horse
Training Sessions that will be happening twice daily with Scott Daily.
Call me at 405-841-3675 and leave details about a horse you would
like to have Scott use in his training sessions at the 2016 OKC Farm
Show!!! The dates for the 2016 show are April 14-16.
You can also email me by clicking here. Put Horse
Training in the Subject Line.
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