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1997 Cloverdale High School Graduate Recognized Nationally By Farm Credit

Scott Biggs Scott Biggs Scott Biggs, State Representative for House District 51 in southwest Oklahoma is among the visionaries being recognized nationally through Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives, a search to identify and honor 100 leaders who are changing rural communities and agriculture for the better. The honorees were announced at a National Ag Day event held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

Farm Credit launched the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives program as part of its 100th anniversary of service to rural communities and agriculture. As a Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honoree Biggs joins an impressive list of leaders in agriculture and rural enterprise.

“Farm Credit has supported rural communities and agriculture for 100 years, and we understand the vision and commitment it takes to remain successful as rural America evolves and changes,” said Todd Van Hoose, president and chief executive officer of the Farm Credit Council. “The Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees are inspiring examples of leaders who are creating a brighter, more vibrant future for rural America.”

Selected by a panel of experts on rural matters, including Farm Credit leaders and others from around the agriculture industry, honorees like Representative Biggs are among the best-of-the-best who are positively shaping what is next for rural communities and agriculture.

“It is truly an honor to be selected as an Honoree for my work in the Oklahoma House of Representatives,” Biggs said. “Protecting our rural way of life and providing the tools necessary for future generations to enjoy farming and ranching is a top priority for me.”

Biggs was recognized for his work on and legislation he authored including the Right to Farm Amendment, tort reform for Agritourism venues, protecting agriculture educational opportunities for rural schools and several other pieces of legislation that protect rural Oklahoma.

Biggs is a 1997 graduate of Cloverdale High School and is the son of Doug and Kathy Biggs, formerly of Cloverdale; brother of Erin Howard of Altus, Oklahoma; grandson of Elva “Scotty” and Donetta Scott, of Cloverdale; and nephew of Jody Spurgeon of Mureesboro, Tennessee. He currently resides on a farm in Chickasha, Oklahoma with his wife, Dr. Rosslyn Biggs, and their two daughters, Maguire and Spencer.

For a complete list of the Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives honorees, visit www.farmcredit100.com/ top100.

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