A new member of the Oklahoma State Board of Agriculture was named this week by Gov. Mary Fallin.
Britt Hilton, owner and manager of a cow-calf and stocker operation at Gate was appointed to serve the remaining term of Joe Mayer who died in May.
While Hilton will serve immediately on the board, his final confirmation is required by the state Senate and his term will expire in April 2022.
“Britt Hilton comes from a family with a long tradition of agriculture,” said Fallin. “He is familiar with the issues and needs facing our state’s farmers and ranchers. The agriculture industry has always played a huge role in Oklahoma. Our state has a long, proud history as a leader in agriculture, and the industry continues to positively impact our state today.”
Oklahoma agriculture contributes $60 billion in direct and indirect impact to the state’s economy. Farmers and ranchers produce $7.3 billion of agricultural products annually ($5.3 billion in livestock, $2 billion in crops), with more than 34,000,000 acres in agriculture production.
Hilton earned a bachelor’s degree in agribusiness from Oklahoma State University. He and his wife, K’dawn, raise, cattle, wheat and sorghum within their farm and ranch operation. They have two sons, Jax and Cal.