Osage County ranchers John and Macy Strom were named Farm Family of the Year at Oklahoma Farm Bureau’s 72nd Annual Convention, Nov. 15, in Norman.
The Stroms were one of six OKFB district farm family finalists, chosen for their ability to best represent farming and ranching and the spirit of Oklahoma agriculture.
As state winners, the family received the use of a General Motors pickup for one year, a trip to the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting next January in San Antonio and other prizes.
The Stroms operate VV Ranch in Osage County. They raise a commercial cattle herd on the tall grass prairie of northern Oklahoma. They use Hereford bulls on black cows to produce a two-way cross. The cows are then bred to exotic bulls for terminal three-way crossbred calves with high weaning weights. The couple also runs stocker cattle on winter pastures.
In addition to the cattle operation, the Stroms have a custom hay business producing 4,000 large round bales annually.
The Stroms are lifelong members of Oklahoma Farm Bureau. In addition to several state committees, Macy has served on the Washington County Farm Bureau board since 1993 and has been president for the past seven years. She and John are members of the Osage County Cattlemen’s and Cattlewomen’s Associations, and John helped establish the Hulah Volunteer Fire Department.