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Oklahoma’s Creek County Ag Tour going strong for 76 years

Published on 25 June 2019

May 2019 marked Creek County, Oklahoma’s, 76th annual ag tour. The tour started during the World War II era, in the year 1943. The goal of the Creek County Conservation District back in 1943 was to share what individual farmers were doing on their farms to overcome the effects of the war and depression.

Today’s goal is very similar except the tour has evolved to other areas of technology that is being utilized in the farming situation. Areas such as alternate fuels and communications were covered this year to show how farming and ranching could adapt to new ideas. Throughout the year, members of the planning board take notes and make a list of the interests of area farmers and ranchers and plan for the upcoming tour.

This year’s tour started out at the Mid-America Stockyard in Bristow, Oklahoma, with 60 to 80 participants. One of the first stops on the tour was at Sundown Stables in Kellyville, Oklahoma, where participants were given a tour of the facilities, then shown how they provide parties for kids with cupcakes and horseback riding. There were several families on the tour, and the children who attended were offered a horseback ride.

Next stop on the tour was at GoBob Pipe and Steel Sales Inc. in Mounds, Oklahoma. There were lots of things to look at there with all GoBob products set up in a circle around the tent where participants were treated with a demonstration of new products. Participants were then served a BBQ dinner and received several door prizes from various participants of the ag tour. 

After the group left GoBob, the tour continued to Fisher Farms in Slick, Oklahoma, where they had the opportunity to learn about goats and sheep, as well as hold baby sheep and feel the shorn wool. Next on the tour was Friends of Blue Thumb at a location between Slick and Bristow; the discussion was on the type of fish species found in Oklahoma, as well as learning about flood control. The tour also learned about plants that help the soil and the importance of pollination. To close out the day, participants gathered to check out equipment from Varner Equipment.

The tour happens every spring on the third Thursday of May. The next tour will be May 15, 2020, and Creek County welcomes everyone inside and outside of the county to attend. For those who are interested in attending the 2020 Annual Creek County Ag Tour, please contact the Creek County Conservation District at (918) 367-2113 and ask to be notified when the plans are finalized, or follow them on their Facebook pageend mark

From a GoBob Pipe and Steel news release