Oklahoma Ag Hall of Fame

The Agriculture Hall of Fame is the highest award given by the Governor 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.

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is now accepting applicants for the 2022 Governor’s Agriculture Hall of Fame award and will be accepting applications until 5:00 p.m. Friday, February 18th. Applications can be mailed, or hand delivered to the front desk at 2800 North Lincoln Blvd. Oklahoma City, OK 73105

The winner will be honored on Oklahoma Ag Day at the State Capitol on Thursday, March 24, 2022. The honoree will be inducted into the Agriculture Hall of Fame located at the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture.

For more information contact:
Morgan Vance, Chief of Communications
Morgan.vance@ag.ok.gov
405.845.5542

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.