AFR Presents Ag Advocacy Awards
The American Farmers & Ranchers handed out two Ag Advocacy awards during their annual banquet Feb. 18. The awards were presented to State Rep. Scott Biggs, Chickasha, and farm broadcaster Mike Dain, Edmond.
The Ag Advocacy awards are a new addition to the AFR convention presentations.
“We wanted to recognize these two individuals for their outstanding advocacy for our industry,” said Terry Detrick, AFR president.
Rep. Biggs received the award, in part, due to his leadership on State Question 777, Right to Farm.
“I am extremely grateful to receive an award for doing something I love, advocating for agriculture,” Biggs said.
Rep. Biggs received the award, in part, due to his leadership on State Question 777, Right to Farm, that was on last fall’s election ballot.
“The state question should be a wakeup call that we have to be more engaged in telling our story,” Biggs said.
Dain, director of iHeart Radio’s First Oklahoma Ag/Voice of Southwest Agriculture/Yancey Ag Network, received the award for his lifetime of advocating for agriculture.
“I have devoted my professional career to reporting and advocating for rural and agricultural folks,” Dain said. “I am very honored to receive this award from AFR, an organization I have enormous admiration and respect for.”