Category: Foundation News

Study Indicates Voters Oppose Using Ad Valorem Tax Funds for Municipal Services

An Op-Ed by Jeramy Rich, Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation president Oklahoma legislators face tough decisions as they work to fund services at current levels in this season of declining revenues. While it is important to address current needs, we

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Monsanto Company Gives $200,000 to Assist Farmers Impacted by Wildfires

In the wake of the devastating wildfires that swept across the panhandle of Oklahoma, Monsanto Co. is partnering with the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation to bring essential financial relief to the victims. Monsanto, a sustainable agriculture company, announced yesterday

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Livestock Donated to Food Banks During OYE

More than 28,500 chronically hungry students across Oklahoma will receive protein sticks on weekends and school holidays thanks to the 295 animals donated to the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation for the FFA Hunger Challenge during the Oklahoma Youth Expo.

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Alfalfa County Farm Bureau Awards Books to Local Schools

Alfalfa County Farm Bureau presented two local schools with baskets of accurate agriculture books last week through the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation and Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Bushels for Books program. Shane Feely, Burlington principal, and

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Bushels for Books Awards Made to Oklahoma Educators

Five educators from Oklahoma elementary schools were honored during the Flapjack Fundraiser for the Bushels for Books program at the Cox Convention Center on Saturday, November 12th. During the event, the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation and the Oklahoma Farm

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FFA Hunger Challenge to Benefit Backpack Programs During Tulsa State Fair

Representatives from the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation, Oklahoma Farm Bureau, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma and the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma will be on hand at the Tulsa State Fair to accept livestock donations from FFA

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Bushels for Books Applications Due Oct. 24, 2016

The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers and the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation Bushels for Books applications are now available. The Bushels for Books program awards teachers and school librarians with bushel baskets of accurate agriculture books to

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Save the Date for the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation Shotgun Shoot Fundraiser

The Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation will host a Shotgun Shoot Fundraiser Friday, August 26, 2016, at Quail Ridge Sporting Clays in McLoud. Mark your calendars for a morning of  fun, food and

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Embrace Diversity – Support Choice: Environmental Stewardship

Environmental stewardship and sustainable agriculture have attracted a lot of attention in recent years, but the concepts are certainly not new. Farmers and ranchers have been serving as stewards of the land for many generations. As the world population continues

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Embrace Diversity – Support Choice: Food Affordability

A recent study by the United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service set out to determine what price premiums consumers are paying for organic foods and whether those premiums are declining over time. Their conclusion: all organic products studied

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