28th Annual
NFRBMEA Conference

Share the Spirit of Oklahoma!

State flag of Oklahoma

Enid, Oklahoma
June 11 - 15, 2000

NFRBMEA Members, Friends, and Guests:

The Agricultural Business Management instructors of Oklahoma want to extend an invitation to you to “Share the Spirit of Oklahoma”. Enid, Oklahoma will be the site of the 28th Annual NFRBMEA Annual Conference. Your conference coordinators have worked with many partners and the Enid Convention and Visitor's Bureau to assure that your visit is most memorable. Please make plans to attend.

Enid is located in the heart of North Central Oklahoma. Enid is approximately 80 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, or 95 miles southwest of Wichita, Kansas, or about 98 miles west of Tulsa, Oklahoma. These cities are serviced by major airlines. Enid's Woodring Municipal Airport is serviced by Big Sky Airlines. Big Sky has direct flights to Enid available from both Dallas, Texas and Denver, Colorado. Round trip connections to these destinations start at $88.00 and $190.00 respectively. The official travel agency for our event is Travel King in Enid. Feel free to give Barbara Cink a call at 1-800-749-0440.

Our theme “Share the Spirit of Oklahoma” has spilled into the conference agenda. Your conference host committee has put together a wide variety of speakers, tours, and entertainers which highlight the pioneering spirit of our surrounding communities. The program is family-oriented with time available for personal endeavors. Enclosed you will find a draft of our agenda. Don't forget about the annual "Story Telling" Contest.

Please take note of the tour information. You and your family will not want to miss seeing the National Cowboy Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma National Memorial Site (formerly the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building), Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma City's Bricktown and Canal, the Oklahoma City Omniplex, and much, much, more.

Act Now! The committee recommends that you make your hotel reservations early. We are looking forward to seeing you in June.


Your Conference Hosts

Don Roberts, Conference Chair
Mike & Melinda Grider
Everett Wollenberg
Lou Ann Riley


Holiday Inn- Host Hotel
2901 South Van Buren
Enid, OK 73703
(580) 237-6000
Room Rate: $49.00 plus tax
Best Western
2818 South Van Buren
Enid, OK 73703
(580) 242-7110
Room Rate: $46.00 - $52.00 plus tax

Conference Agenda

Sunday, June 11
Time Event
10:30 AM Board of Directors Meeting
1:00 - 6:00 PM Registration
3:00 PM Past Presidents' Meeting
5:00 - 7:00 PM Arrival Reception - Meadowlake Park
Monday, June 12
Time Event
6:45 AM Breakfast Buffet - Holiday Inn
8:00 - 10:00 AM Registration
8:30 AM Introduction of Hosts and Introductions
  • Special Moments with Oklahoma State FFA Officers
  • Maylon Peters, National NFRBMEA President
  • Eddie Smith, Oklahoma State Supervisor
  • Oklahoma Conference 2000 Committee
  • Ann Benson, ODVTE State Director
9:00 AM Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallin
9:30 AM The Oklahoma Hard Red Winter Wheat Story
 —Gary Sipe
10:40 AM BREAK
11:00 AM Oklahoma Agriculture at a Glance
 —Scott Bulling
11:50 AM Lunch
1:30 PM Oklahoma Stocker Cattle Industry Overview
 —Darrell Peel
2:50 - 4:30 PM NFRBMEA Business Session I
7:00 - 8:30 PM Exchange of Ideas
Evening Enid on your own
Tuesday, June 13 (Tour Day)
Time Event
6:30 AM Breakfast / First-Timer's Breakfast

Tour 1: Don & Everett (Two Buses)
Time Event
7:45 AM Depart
8:00-9:15 AM Vance Air Force Base
9:30-10:00 AM Marshall Research Station
Presentation: Gregg Highfill
11:30 AM-1:15 PM Lunch at Cattleman's - OKC
Robert York, Nat. Lvstk. Credit Corp.
1:45-2:45 PM Oklahoma City National Memorial
Tour 2: Mike & Melinda (One Bus)
Time Event
8:00 AM Depart
9:45-10:45 AM Oklahoma City National Memorial
11:00 AM-2:45 PM Lunch in OKC
OKC Zoo/OmniPlex

3:00 PM Tours 1 & 2 Converge at National Cowboy Hall of Fame
6:30 PM Dinner in Oklahoma City Bricktown and canal area
8:45 PM Return to Enid
Wednesday, June 14
Time Event
6:45 AM Breakfast Buffet - Holiday Inn
8:00 AM Transportation to Chisholm Trail Pavilion
8:30 AM The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Showcase
  • Foundation Orientation, Shan Ingram
  • Team Approach, Shan Ingram
  • Rotational Grazing, Hugh Aljoe
  • Wildlife Management, Russell Stevens
9:45 AM BREAK and View Booths
10:15 AM Showcase continues
11:30 AM Lunch
 —Presentation by Stephen Jones, attorney for Tim McVeigh
1:15 PM Concurrent Session
  • A Look at the Oklahoma Wine Industry
     —Bart Bartunek
  • Pricing Outlook
     —A. L. Hudson
2:15 PM Concurrent Session
  • Grid Pricing System
     —Clem Ward
  • The Kerr Center for Sustainable Agriculture
     —Dr. James E. Horne
3:15 PM The Federal Reserve and You
 —Kendall McDaniel
6:00 PM Dinner and Entertainment
an evening with Greg Claassen, Ventriloquist
8:30 PM Event Ends
Thursday, June 15
Time Event
6:45 AM Breakfast Buffet - Holiday Inn
8:00 AM Story Telling Contest
 —Pat Harrington
9:00 AM Ag Policy Outlook & Farm Crisis
 —Dr. Larry Sanders
10:15 AM BREAK
10:30 AM Business Session II, with Maylon Peters
  NFRBMEA Board Meeting

Spouse & Family Program

Sunday, June 11
Time Event
5:00 PM Arrival Reception - Meadowlake Park
7:00 PM Event Ends
Monday, June 12
Time Event
6:45-8:00 AM Buffet Breakfast - Holiday Inn
9:15 AM Spouse Meeting - Lounge
9:45 AM Buses Depart for Tour
10:00 AM Symphony Center Tour, Doug Newell
11:15 AM “Main Street Enid” presentation, Anita Andrew - Autry Technology Center
11:45 AM Lunch - Autry Technology Center
1:00 PM Leonardo's and Adventure Quest, Tracy DeLine
2:00 PM Return to Holiday Inn
Tuesday, June 13
Time Event
6:30 AM Buffet Breakfast - Holiday Inn
7:45 AM Tour Day with Group (go to “Tour Schedule” above)
8:45 PM Return to Holiday Inn
Wednesday, June 14
Time Event
6:45 AM Buffet Breakfast - Holiday Inn
10:00-11:10 AM “Preserving Flowers”, Jannie Ross, proprietor of Attic Blossoms
11:30 AM Lunch with Instructors at Fairgrounds
1:15 PM Experience Enid On Your Own
6:00 PM Dinner & Entertainment with Group- Chisholm Trail Pavilion
8:30 PM Event Ends
Thursday, June 15
Time Event
6:45 AM Buffet Breakfast - Holiday Inn
8:00 AM Story Telling Contest

Our Conference Contributors

Please take a moment to convey your appreciation for their support of NFRBMEA.

Adams & Associates
Eddie Adams
Box 189
Pawnee, OK 74058
Curriculum & Instructional Materials Center
Oklahoma Department of Vocational & Technical Education

Kathleen Kincaid
1500 West Seventh Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074-4364
American Exchange Bank
Terry Thomas
402 South Main
Lindsay, OK 73052
Enid Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Jon Blakenship
Box 907
Enid, OK 73702
Banc First
Grant Ward
Box 509
Stratford, OK 74872
Farm Credit of Enid
Kyle Hohmann
Box 168
Enid, OK 73702
Blue & Gold Sausage
Don Ramsey
Box 657
Jones, OK 73049
First American Bank
Walter Clements
324 West Main
Purcell, OK 73080
Ken Hilton
1200 East Haven Avenue
New Lenox, IL 60451
Oklahoma Department of Agriculture
Rick Maloney
Box 528804
Oklahoma City, OK 73152
Integrated Farm Financial Statesmen (IFFS)
Oklahoma State University
Dept. of Agricultural Economics

Damona Doye
515 Agricultural Hall
Stillwater, OK 74078-6026
Oklahoma Pork Council
Roy Lee Lindsey, Jr.
2501 Exchange Office 146
Oklahoma City, OK 73108
McClain County National Bank
Jackie Liston
131 West Main
Purcell, OK 73080
Oklahoma Wheat Commission
Gary Gilbert
800 NE 63rd
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
National Livestock Commission Co.
Jim Reynolds
National Livestock Credit Corp.
Robert York
Oklahoma City Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Steve Collier
189 W. Sheridan
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Specialized Data Systems
Wally Hoffman
Box 346
Parsons, KS 67357
Vertical Solutions, Inc.
George Spengler
203 11th Avenue SW
Minot, ND 58701


“Site” Seeing...

Check out some of these websites for a little taste of Enid: Enid Chamber of Commerce Leonardo's Discovery Warehouse Oklahoma City National Memorial National Cowboy Hall of Fame Samuel Roberts Noble Research Ag Page OK State University College of Ag Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture

Conference Photos