Farmers Royalty Company, OACD to partner on Conservation Youth Awards
As part of their continuing commitment to the youth of Oklahoma and the Conservation of our state's natural resources, Farmers Royalty Company and the Oklahoma Association of Conservation Districts announced that they will again partner together in presenting the Farmers Royalty Company Conservation Youth Awards. These awards will go to the winners of the OACD poster, essay and speech contests at the district and state level. Last year over 1,000 students from throughout Oklahoma participated in these contests.
"We are honored to once again have Farmers Royalty Company as a partner in recognizing the outstanding achievements of our states youth," Joe Parker, president of OACD said. "These students work hard in preparing their speeches, posters and essays. The support of Farmers Royalty Company gives us a chance to better recognize their achievements."
Open to students from all areas of Oklahoma, the Farmers Royalty Company/OACD Youth Conservation Contests include categories for both high school and grade school students. These contestants research the conservation topic chosen each year and then write essays, develop speeches or create posters to expand on the conservation theme for that year.
Hal Clark, chairman of the Board of Directors for Farmers Royalty Company and also a member of the Cimarron County Conservation District said, "It is a great pleasure for Farmers Royalty Company to partner with OACD to promote Education of Conservation of our natural resources with the youth of our state. I am also excited to honor the legacy of Vernon McNally with this partnership. Vernon was a great conservationist and also a promoter of education for our youth."
Farmers Royalty Company was established in 1929 as an Oklahoma oil and gas cooperative company owning and managing minerals across the state. The company has continued to grow and owns mineral interests in 14 states. The company still retains the cooperative base in it by-laws and pays dividends to its shareholders.
"This is a great partnership, Farmers Royalty Company and OACD," Clay Pope, executive director of OACD said. "By sponsoring these awards, Farmers Royalty Company is helping us recognize the youth of our state and encouraging our students to have a better appreciation for our natural resources. Farmers Royalty Company is truly committed to helping the next generation of Oklahomans conserve and protect our soil, water, air and wildlife habitats."