Bobby W. Holley was elected to the AFR/OFU Board of Directors in February 2011. He serves on the Audit, Corporate Governance and Investment Committees.
Holley graduated from Broken Bow High School in 1957. He earned an associate degree in agriculture from Eastern Oklahoma State College and a bachelor’s in agriculture from OSU in 1961. He joined the Army’s 45th Division before beginning his vo-ag teaching career in Wicks, Ark.
Holley worked for the USDA Farmers Home Administration for 28 years, as the Pushmataha County assistant supervisor, then as the Choctaw County supervisor. He was named district director in 1978, overseeing 10 county supervisors from his base in Atoka. He retired in 1992.
Holley spent his life in rural development and agriculture. He provided a personal touch to financial endeavors of families, helping them purchase homes or begin farming/ranching. He was also responsible for the development of rural water districts, sewer systems and multi-family housing in his region.
Holley and his wife, Norma, reside on a ranch in the Choctaw County community of Nelson and have three children and eight grandchildren. They are Antlers First Baptist Church members, have been members of AFR/OFU for 50 years and both represent Choctaw County as delegates.
Holley has served on the board of FirstBank of Antlers for 38 years, Kiamichi Conservation District for 10 years, Choctaw Electric Cooperative for 14 years and Western Farmers Electric Cooperative for five years. He also served on the Soper School Board and is a licensed real estate agent.