Stacy Simunek of Kay County was elected to serve a threeyear term on the Oklahoma Farm Bureau board of directors during a district caucus meeting held Thursday, Nov. 5 at Autry Technology Center in Enid.
Simunek will serve Farm Bureau members in seven counties across north central Oklahoma including Alfalfa, Garfield, Grant, Kay, Major, Noble and Woods Counties.
In addition to running a family-owned hay equipment business, Simunek raises beans, wheat and triticale alongside a cow/calf and stocker operation near Blackwell.
A grandfather of four, Simunek said he decided to serve on the OKFB board of directors to work for a brighter future for the agriculture community to ensure his grandchildren can be successful on the farm and ranch.
“If somebody doesn’t stand up and work for the worries of the farmer, (my grandsons) won’t have that opportunity,” Simunek said. “That’s my drive: to get agriculture back in the forefront where consumers understand what we’re doing out here.”
Simunek currently serves as president of the Kay County Farm Bureau and has been involved with the county organization for 19 years.