Cherokee – District 1
Kenneth Failes represents District I of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission board. He and his wife Marcia have a wheat and cattle operation in Alfalfa County located North of Cherokee, Oklahoma. They also sell registered and certified seed wheat from their farming operation. Kenneth is a former area agronomist for the Burlington Coop Association. Kenneth is a cooperator for the OSU extension variety trial program, with a wheat test plot located on their farm in Alfalfa County. Kenneth has served on the Cherokee School Board, the FSA County Committee and FHMA County Committee for Alfalfa county. He is an active member in the Oklahoma Alfalfa Growers Association and Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association, and currently serves on the U.S. Wheat Board of Directors. Kenneth attends Driftwood Christian Church where he has also served as an Elder. District 1 includes Alfalfa, Garfield, Grant and Major counties. District 1 includes Alfalfa, Garfield, Grant and Major counties.
Guymon – District 2
Tom Stephens represents District II of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission board. He and his wife Phyllis have a wheat, stocker and cow/calf cattle operation, while also farming silage, corn, milo and cotton, located in Texas County. They reside southeast of Guymon. Tom is an active board member on the OSU/ Panhandle State University Research Advisory Board. He has also been involved for several years on the Texas County Fair Board, where he has held all offices and is also an active member of the Texas County Irrigation Association where he has held all offices. He currently serves on the U.S. Wheat Board of Directors. Tom is also a member of the National Cattlemen’s Association, Southwest Cattlemen’s Association, the National Quarter Horse Association, National Sorghum Association and Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association. Tom attends the Church of the Nazarene in Guymon, OK, and also serves on their church board. District 2 includes Beaver, Cimarron, Ellis, Harper, Texas, Woods and Woodward counties.
Okarche – District 3
Michael Peters represents District III of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission board. He and his wife Linda have a wheat and stocker cattle operation, while also farming sesame, silage and canola, located in Canadian County, south of Okarche. Michael currently serves on the officer committee as Secretary/Treasurer of U.S. Wheat Associates. He also serves on the Mid-Oklahoma Coop board of directors and on the Plains Partners Coop Board, a division of CHS that has elevator locations in Central and Southwest, Oklahoma. Michael is an active member of the Canadian County Farm Bureau, and is a cooperator for the OSU variety trial program, with GrazeNGrain wheat forage trials located on his farm in Canadian County. He is also an active member of the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association. Michael has been active in several CHS leadership development forums. He serves on the Okarche Rural Fire Association Board of Directors. Michael attends St. John’s Lutheran Church in Okarche, OK where he also serves as President of the Voters Assembly and is an Elder. District 3 includes of Beckham, Blaine, Canadian, Custer, Dewey, Kingfisher, Roger Mills and Washita counties.
Chattanooga – District 4
David Gammill represents District IV of the Oklahoma Wheat Commission board. He and his wife Debbie have a wheat and cattle operation in Cotton County located outside of Chattanooga, Oklahoma. They also operate Gammill Insurance agency in Walters, OK. David has served on the Walter’s Coop elevator board and Cotton County Cattlemen’s Association boards, holding the positions of Treasurer, Secretary and President for both organizations. David is a member of Oklahoma Ag Leadership Class I. He is an active member in the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association, and Cotton County Farm Bureau where he has served as Secretary and President for both organizations. He is also an active committee member with U.S. Wheat Associates. David attends Ahpeatone Baptist Church, where he serves as Head Deacon, and caretaker. District 4 includes Caddo, Comanche, Cotton, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Kiowa, Tillman counties.
Ponca City – District 5
Don Schieber represents District V on the Oklahoma Wheat Commission board. He and his wife Cecelia farm wheat and soybeans in Kay and Tulsa counties and reside on their farm North of Ponca City. They sell registered and certified seed wheat, while also operating a seed cleaning and custom harvesting business. Don is a cooperator for the OSU extension variety trial program, with a wheat test plot located on their farm in Kay County. Don is currently the OWC representative on the Oklahoma Wheat Research Foundation Board.
Don serves on the Farmer’s Cooperative Association Board in North Central Oklahoma, representing the Ponca City, Tonkawa, Perry, Blackwell, Sumpter, Braman and Kildare regions. Don also serves as the current Secretary/Treasurer for Oklahoma Genetics Inc., and current Vice-Chairman of Plains Grains Inc. Don is on the Executive Committee for the Oklahoma Agricultural Leadership Advisory Council and is a Past President of U.S. Wheat Associates. Don is also an active member of the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association, Kay County Farm Bureau and is a member of St. Mary’s Catholic church in Ponca City. Districts 5 encompasses all counties east of the western boundary lines of Kay, Noble, Logan, Oklahoma, Cleveland, Grady, Stephens and Jefferson counties.