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Farm Bureau leader appointed to state advisory board

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Alfalfa County farmer and Oklahoma Farm Bureau leader Roland Pederson, Burlington, Okla., has been appointed to the Agriculture Enhancement and Diversification Program Advisory Board. The appointment was made by Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin.

The 10-member advisory board evaluates proposals made to the Agricultural Enhancement and Diversification Program under the direction of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. The Agricultural Enhancement and Diversification Program provide funds for expanding the state's value added processing sector and to encourage farm diversification. Funds, provided on a cost-share basis, must be used for marketing and utilization, cooperative marketing, farm diversification and basic and applied research. All funding proposals must benefit Oklahoma farmers and ranchers.

Pederson represents Oklahoma Farm Bureau on the advisory board. He is treasurer of the OFB Board of Directors and is OFB District 7 Board member, which covers seven counties in western and northwestern Oklahoma.

Pederson owns and manages a diversified crop and livestock business near Burlington in northwest Oklahoma. The farm business includes wheat, canola, grain sorghum, stocker calves and a commercial cow herd.

Date: 10/1/2012



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