Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame
The Outstanding Achievement in Agriculture Award is the highest award given by Governor Stitt to honor distinguished Oklahoma agriculture producers. This prestigious award honors leaders in the agriculture industry who exemplify personal values, performance, and achievement. Nominee’s should have high standards of conduct, leadership, innovation, and accomplishments in agriculture and should be a role model for Oklahoma agriculture’s young people.
Nominations for the 2023 Governor Stitt’s Outstanding Achievement in Agriculture Award will be accepted in until Friday, March 3 at 5 p.m.
The winner will be honored on Oklahoma Ag Day at the State Capitol on Tuesday, April 11, 2023. The honoree will be inducted into the Agriculture Hall of Fame located at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture.
2022 Agriculture Hall of Fame Inductee: Don Schieber
As a farmer with more than 50 years of experience, Schieber is no stranger to the agriculture industry. His dream dates to when he was in fourth grade in Kildare schools, where he watched Marlin Penny plant crops out the classroom window. Fast forward to today and he now owns the farmland he used to dream of farming.
One who knows Schieber likely has heard him say “there is no better place on Earth than to be with Hod and your family in the field while harvesting a crop to feed the world.”
Schieber attended Oklahoma State University where he received an Agronomy degree in 1968. He later served our country in the Army Reserve, where he was a Sergeant and then a 2nd Lieutenant. He received his master’s degree in Agronomy from Oklahoma State in 1970 and soon after, started his own farming business while running the OSU North Central Research station in Lahoma.
He stays involved in the Oklahoma Wheat Growers Association, the Oklahoma Wheat Commission, the U.S. Wheat Associates, the Oklahoma Agriculture Leadership Program board, among many, many other prestigious boards. Schieber and his wife, Cecelia, have four children, Sheri, Christi, Cindy and Kami.