OKLAHOMA CITY — On May 27, Oklahoma Agriculture lost a long-time-time leader in cattle production and Ag policy with the passing of State Board of Agriculture member Joe Mayer of Guymon.
In honor of Mr. Mayer, an Oklahoma flag covered his chair and flowers were placed next to his nameplate today, June 26, at the meeting of the State Board of Agriculture at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, 2800 N Lincoln Blvd. in Oklahoma City.
In the spring, it was announced that Governor Mary Fallin had appointed and the Oklahoma Senate had confirmed the appointment of Mr. Mayer to serve a four-year term as a member of the State Board of Agriculture. He participated in the State Board of Agriculture meeting on May 8. Mr. Mayer suffered a heart attack on May 26, was taken to a hospital in Amarillo, Texas and he passed away the following day at age 68.
–Oklahoma Department of Agricuture, Food and Forestry
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