Lucas Awarded Farm Bureau’s Highest Honor

Jan 11, 2024
Agriculture
Press
Washington, DC – Rep. Frank Lucas (OK-03) is the recipient of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2024 Distinguished Service Award. The DSA is the highest honor presented by AFBF. Lucas will be recognized during the 2024 American Farm Bureau Convention, Jan. 17-24, in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Lucas commended AFBF for the important role the organization plays in informing farmers about congressional happenings and making sure they can voice their opinions and needs. A lifelong Farm Bureau member, Lucas shared what receiving this award means to him:  

“It’s like having your family say you’ve done a really good job for them,” said Congressman Lucas. “There’s nothing more important than having your family acknowledge that your hard work has been for a purpose and accomplished things. I appreciate my Farm Bureau family acknowledging my 29 years of constantly working on their behalf. It’s very kind of them.” 

“He’s so rare because he is a real farmer and rancher. There are very few of those left in Congress. He really understands our issues and is able to take those messages to Congress.” 
-Oklahoma Farm Bureau President Rodd Moesel

BACKGROUND:
  • AFBF established the Distinguished Service Award in 1928 to honor individuals who have devoted their careers to serving the national interest of American agriculture.
  • First presented in January 2017, AFBF’s Founders Award for exemplary leadership, service or contributions to Farm Bureau is presented in recognition of outstanding achievements and work in the interest of Farm Bureau. 
  • Lucas was nominated by the Oklahoma Farm Bureau for the DSA. 

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