Tom Buchanan serves on the Board of Directors as the sitting President of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Board. He has farmed for more than 30 years growing wheat and irrigated cotton and running a cow-calf operation near Altus. He also raises cattle in a family partnership with his brother and sister. Tom is the vice chairman of the Oklahoma Water Resources Board and serves as the General Manager of the Lugert-Altus Irrigation District. He has two grown children, Nathan and Catie.
Dale DeWitt retired from the Oklahoma State Legislature after serving the limit of 12 years as a State Representative for District 38. Agriculture has been his life’s work as a farmer, rancher and retired Agricultural Education Instructor for the Braman school district. In addition to serving as Vice President of the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation Board, Dale is active with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, Sirloin Club and serves on the Oklahoma State University Foundation Board of Trustees and the Oklahoma State University Agricultural Education Scholarship Board. He and his wife Carol have two children and five grandchildren.
Bob Drake serves on the board as the representative for southeast Oklahoma. He and his brother owned a family livestock operation for over 40 years and he has devoted his time to various agricultural organizations. He has served as a past president of the National Cattlemen’s Association, and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and is active with the Grazinglands Conservation Initiative, Noble Foundation, Oklahoma Farm Bureau and the Oklahoma Water Resources Board. Bob and his late wife Kay have two children, three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Coy Farmer is the northeast Oklahoma representative for the Board of Directors. He has been involved in production agriculture since 1968 growing hay and raising registered Angus cattle for his family business, Farmer Live Stock. He believes the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation will be an effective voice, telling the true story of production agriculture and the values of rural Oklahoma. Coy also serves on the Board of Directors for the Lincoln County Farm Bureau and the Oklahoma Angus Association. He and his wife Sue live in Prague. They have two children and one granddaughter.
Kerry Givens runs a grass and cattle operation in Cache and has been in the cattle buying and trading business since 1972. He gained an interest in farming and ranching as a member of the FFA in high school and has devoted his adult life to agriculture. He serves as President of Comanche County Farm Bureau and is active with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, Saddle and Sirloin Club and local 4-H and FFA organizations. He and his wife Debbie have 2 children and 6 grandchildren.
John Grunewald serves as Treasurer for the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation Board. He is President and CEO of Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma where he serves the financial interests of farmers and ranchers in central and western Oklahoma. He is an expert in financial policy as it affects Oklahoma agriculture.
Andy Hutchison is a fifth generation ranch woman on her family’s Chain Ranch, outside Canton. She is passionate about production agriculture and protecting it from environmental and animal rights groups. Andy and her husband Brad have four children and nine grandchildren. She has served as President of the Oklahoma Cattlewomen’s Association and on the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and is active with American National Cattlewomen, Oklahoma Ag Enhancement and Diversification Advisory Board, Oklahoma and American Agri Women and was named Oklahoma Agri Woman of the Year in 2013. She has been active in her church as a Sunday School teacher for over 35 years.
Senator Ron Justice has served as the District 23 Senator since 2004 and has been a champion for agriculture and rural Oklahoma. He serves as Vice-Chairman of Agriculture and Rural Development and Chairman of the Republican Rural Caucus. He is also a retired OSU County Extension Agent. Senator Justice and his wife Darlene live in Chickasha and have three children and nine grandchildren. He is active with the Chickasha Lions Club, Grady County Cattle Producers, Mineral Owners Association and Alfalfa Hay Association.
Jimmy Wayne Kinder serves on the Board of Directors as the sitting vice president of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau. He is a fourth-generation farmer and rancher in Walters who has devoted his life to production agriculture. In addition to the Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation, Jimmy is active with the OK Ag Fund, Noble Foundation, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality, Cotton County Rural Water District 2, Walters Education Foundation, Walters Church of the Nazarene, NoTill on the Plains, NoTill Oklahoma, Oklahoma Wheat Growers, Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Association, Oklahoma Genetics and the Oklahoma Ag Leadership Program. He and his wife Margaret Ann have three children and one granddaughter.
Jeramy Rich, President of the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation Board of Directors has been farming and ranching on his family’s farm in Prague for over 20 years. In addition to his work on the farm, he has worked as the Director of Public Policy for the Oklahoma Farm Bureau and the Executive Director for the Oklahoma Youth Expo. Jeramy and his wife, Cambor, have three children. He also serves on the Seminole State College Educational Foundation Board of Trustees and the Board of Education for Prague Public Schools.
Nelda Tucker was selected to serve on the Board of Directors as the representative for northwest Oklahoma. She is the District Manager for the North Fork of the Red River Conservation District and serves as the Educational Director for the Outdoor Classroom. She has been involved in production agriculture all her life, following in the footsteps of her grandparents who were pioneer farmers in the Berlin community at the turn of the century. Nelda and her husband have two children and five grandchildren. She sees the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation as an outlet to promote agriculture to members of the general public who are far removed from food and fiber production. She is also active with local 4-H and FFA organizations, Roger Mills and Beckham County Prescribed Burn Associations, Roger Mills Cattlemen’s Association and the National Cowboy Historical Society.
David VonTungeln is a lifelong farmer and rancher and a retired Veteranarian for the USDA Agricultural Research Station in El Reno. He was selected to serve as the central Oklahoma representative on the Board of Directors and serves as the Board’s Secretary. David and his brother Daniel operate their family farm that has been passed down through three generations. He and his wife Maribeth live outside El Reno and have two children and two grandchildren. David also serves with the Canadian County Farm Bureau, Oklahoma Community Action Agency and Heaston Church.