OKLAHOMA CITY — During a three day tour, 50 Oklahoma Farm Bureau members explored the north central part of the state during the 2021 OKFB Ag Tour May 5-7.
Members learned more about production agriculture in the north central region of the state by visiting Diamond K Seeds, a Red Rock-based seed and agriculture chemical company; Hoffman Pecan Farm, a third-generation pecan orchard in Stillwater; Pfeiffer Farms, a show goat operation in Orlando; and Guthrie Greenhouses, a contract grower of bedding plants, vegetables and groundcovers.
Members toured several of the area’s manufacturing facilities including Crownline Truck Beds, a manufacturer of steel truck beds and storm shelters; the Ditch Witch Museum, commemorating the accomplishments of Ditch Witch and original machinery; and Larry’s Machine Shop, a shop specializing in gun drilling, hole boring and repairs.
The Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources provided insights on the institution’s research advancements through tours of the Totusek Arena, the Cline Equine Teaching Center, the Ferguson Family Dairy Center, the Sheep and Goat Center, the Swine Research and Education Center, the Willard Sparks Beef Center, the Purebred Beef Center and the Botanic Garden.
Members also visited other notable destinations in the area such as the Cherokee Strip Museum in Perry, a museum and dedicated to communicating the history of the Cherokee Outlet; a speech from former Noble County Sheriff Charlie Hanger, the officer responsible for the arrest of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bomber; and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau/Oklahoma 4-H ATV Training Facility in Guthrie, a program of OKFB safety services and OSU Extension to teach students about ATV safety.
–Oklahoma Farm Bureau
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