Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation raises funds
More than $9,400 was raised for the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation during a golf tournament at Cimarron National Golf Club, Guthrie, Okla., May 3.
The annual fundraiser is sponsored by the OFB Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee as a way to garner funds and attention to the efforts of the foundation.
“This is a great chance to talk about the success of the legal foundation in defending our personal property rights and other issues,” said Mason Bolay, YF&R chairman.
Despite the cool, windy weather conditions, 76 golfers participated on 20 teams. The winning team, sponsored by Alfalfa County Farm Bureau leader Keith Kisling, consisted of J.J. Louthan, Eric Smith, Keith Kisling and Chad Kisling.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Legal Foundation was created in 2001 by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Board of Directors for the purpose of entering the legal arena to protect private property rights and production agriculture.
The foundation strives to serve farmers and ranchers through engaging in public interest litigation, researching legal issues affecting family farmers and rural Oklahomans, and educating farmers and ranchers and the public about issues important to agriculture.
The foundation is funded primarily through voluntary contributions of Farm Bureau members and through events such as the golf tournament. For more information contact Marla Peek, OFB Legal Foundation director, or go to www.ofblegalfoundation.org.