Monday, May 16, 2011
OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today announced the appointment of Karl Jett as Area 1 commissioner of the Oklahoma Conservation Commission.
“As a fourth-generation farmer and rancher, Karl Jett will bring leadership and experience to the Oklahoma Conservation Commission,” Fallin said. “He is committed to preserving and protecting Oklahoma’s natural resources for our citizens’ enjoyment and the enjoyment of future generations.”
Jett has operated KC Farms in Laverne since 1972. He currently serves as the district chairman of the Beaver County Conservation District and on the board of directors at First Security Bank in Beaver.
He has previously served on the boards of: Beaver County Fair Board Association; Beaver County Junior Livestock Association; Laverne Farmers Cooperative; and Farmers Grain of Follett, TX.
Jett graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in agriculture economics. He is replacing Matt Gard. The appointment requires Senate confirmation.
Area 1 is composed of the following conservation districts: Alfalfa County; Beaver County; Blaine County; Central North Canadian River; Cimarron County; Cimarron Valley; Dewey County; East Canadian County; East Woods County; Ellis County; Garfield County; Grant County; Harper County; Kingfisher County; Major County; Texas County; Woods County; and Woodward County.