OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., March 14, 2017 – Fire relief meetings will be held next week in Beaver and Buffalo for producers who have been affected by the recent wildfires. The meetings will be hosted by the Farm Service Agency and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation.

“We encourage all producers affected to attend the meetings in order to learn about all of the opportunities for assistance in the recovery process,” said Jeff Jaronek, Coordinator of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation.

The meeting in Buffalo, Okla. will take place March 20, 10 a.m. at the Harper County Fairgrounds. The meeting in Beaver, Okla. will take place March 24, 10 a.m. at the Beaver County Fairgrounds. Lunch will be provided following the meetings.

Topics covered will include: How producers apply and become eligible for disaster assistance; Information about federal programs that producers will be eligible for relative to the wildfire; Fire ant regulation update; and how to apply for the available funds through the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation.

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation (OCF), a charitable arm of the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association. The relief fund was established to help ranchers who have been affected by the recent wildfires in northwest Oklahoma.

“We will coordinate with the Extension offices in each county to organize relief efforts in the area and to identify ranchers that are in need,” said Jaronek.

The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation was founded in 1979 and is funded by personal contributions. The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association is the trusted voice of the Oklahoma Cattle Industry and exists to support and defend the state and nation’s beef cattle industry. The OCA officers, board of directors and membership encourages you to join us in our advocacy efforts to ensure less government intervention, lower taxes and a better bottom line. For more information about OCA membership or activities visit www.okcattlemen.org.

Source: Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association news release