The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


November 17, 2012

Whitney elected OARA chairman

ENID, Okla. — Kevin Whitney was elected 2012-13 chairman of Oklahoma Agribusiness Retailers Association at the board of director’s meeting Oct. 31.

Whitney graduated from Texas A&M in 1983, with a degree in ag economics. He is manager of the Chickasha branch of Apache Farmers Co-op. Also elected as officers were: David Bonds, first vice chairman, United Suppliers, Tuttle; Randy Gilbert, second vice chairman, Bayer CropScience, Bethany; and Joe Neal, president, Hampton, Enid.

Other members of the board are: Dennis Craig, Johnston Enterprises, Enid; Tim Darst, Plains Partners, Kingfisher; Rick Howard, Farmers Grain Co., Pond Creek; Mike Johnson, DuPont Crops Protection, Edmond; Mike Rosen, Wheeler Brothers Grain Co., Kingfisher; Matt Schuster, Gavilon Fertilizer LLC, N. Kansas City, Mo.; Bobby Shelton, Helena Chemical, El Reno; Jim Standfield, CF Industries, Sapulpa; Charlie Swanson, Cooper Services Inc., Lawton; Allen Terry, Land Run Coop, Marshall; Steve Toler, Inter-Chem, Tulsa; and Terry Wyer, Adams Fertilizer Equipment, Edmond.

Advisory directors are Jim Criswell, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater; Sancho Dickinson, Oklahoma Department of Agricul-ture, Food & Forestry, Oklahoma City; Steve Thompson, Department of Enivronmental Quality, Oklahoma City; and David Porter, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater. Greg Birdwell, Winfield Solutions LLC, Oklahoma City, serves as the immediate past chairman. The office is in Enid.

Text Only
  • Danna Zook cutout web.jpg Producers need to consider cow supplements

    Springtime for many Oklahoma producers often means calving time.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Master Gardener logocmyk.jpg It’s time to dirty hands

    Bees are venturing out to visit the new flowers. Keep a close watch on your garden. Often, helpful pest-destroying insects are out, getting ready to work for you, also. These, and the bees helpfully pollinating flowers, shouldn’t be discouraged by the undiscriminating spraying of insecticides.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • farm - 4H web.jpg 4-H’ers meet with state lawmakers

    Sen. Eddie Fields spoke to the group upon their arrival at the Capitol.

    April 12, 2014 1 Photo

  • Canola tour to have stops in area

    The tour will be held at the canola field of Flying G Farms located 91⁄2 miles west of Orienta on U.S. 412 and then north into the field.

    April 12, 2014

  • farm - Rick Nelson web.jpg Money up front can mean bigger returns later

    Implants are a safe, effective technology that typically offer a 10-to-1 return on investment.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • FFA logo.jpg 9 area students to receive WLC program scholarships

    FFA members will tour our nation’s capital, visit with members of Congress and perform a service learning project within the Washington area, while building friendships with fellow FFA members from across the nation.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • FFA logo.jpg NW Oklahoma FFA members named proficiency finalists

    Three finalists are selected in each of 49 agricultural proficiency award categories. The state winner in each area will be announced April 30 during the 88th State FFA Convention held at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.

    April 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • NWDJLS_Swine_8_BV.jpg Today’s 4-H creating blue ribbon kids

    The constant that 4-H has is that we give kids an opportunity to excel in a niche that they can kind of create for themselves.” — Jim Rhodes, 4-H youth development program specialist for Northwest District

    March 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • farm - Rick Nelson web.jpg Managing cowherd fertility is important

    Yet, recent survey data suggest only 18 percent of beef-cow operations in the United States evaluate the cowherd for pregnancy. This is unfortunate, since a large portion of the financial losses attributed to infertility in beef cows is attributed to maintaining open cows.

    March 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Master Gardener logocmyk.jpg Gardening workshop is April 12

    Dee Nash, a native of Oklahoma, will be the key note speaker. She will speak on “Lemonade Gardening: Making the Best of Extreme Conditions or Lemonade out of Lemons.”

    March 22, 2014 1 Photo

Featured Ads