Monday, May 28, 2018
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today released the following statement on the passing Sunday of Joe Mayer, from Guymon, a member of the State Board of Agriculture and a longtime leader in cattle production and agriculture policy:
“Joe Mayer was very knowledgeable of the grain and cattle business. I appreciate his willingness to serve on the state Board of Agriculture, and to help Oklahoma’s ranchers and farmers in various capacities. He has been recognized nationally and internationally for innovation and willingness to embrace new technologies. He once said his dedication to his community was how he was raised to try to make the world a better place for having been here. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends during this difficult time.”
Fallin presented Mayer with the Governor’s Outstanding Achievement Award in Agriculture in 2015 when he was inducted into the Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame. The governor recently appointed Mayer, and the Oklahoma Senate confirmed his appointment, to the State Board of Agriculture. He participated in his first State Board of Agriculture meeting on May 8. He was known for his strong commitment to his community, having served on the Texas County Farm Bureau Board, Texas County Election Board, Texas County Excise and Equalization Board, and the Tri-County Electric Cooperative Board.