OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Mike Dobrinski, R-Okeene, recently was appointed by House Speaker Charles McCall to serve as a member of the Agriculture & Rural Development Committee for the Council of State Governments (CSG).
Dobrinski currently serves on the House Agriculture & Rural Development Committee. Since retiring from his automobile business, he runs a small cow/calf operation on his farm in Blaine County. His rural House district is made up many agriculture producers.
"I look forward to sharing with and learning from fellow legislators from our neighboring states to improve agriculture activities in Oklahoma," Dobrinski said. "Our state is very diverse, and I appreciate the efforts of our various departments and agencies, including the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry, Commerce and Tourism, to find and expand new opportunities such as Agri-tourism as well as direct selling of products grown and raised here in Oklahoma. I'm hopeful my work on this committee can enhance those efforts."
CSG is the nation's largest nonpartisan organization serving all three branches of state elected and appointed officials. Oklahoma is part of CSG South. Regional offices allow state officials to connect on shared issues that are geographically based including federal lands, water rights, agriculture, border relations and more. CSG regional offices also host conferences, in-state visits and leadership development programs that allow officials to regionally network. Within these offices, CSG also houses the Eastern Regional Conference (ERC), Midwestern Legislative Conference (MLC) and the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC).
Oklahoma City will host the 76th Southern Legislative Conference in July at which CSG South will have a strong presence, including from the Oklahoma House of Representatives. In his appointment letter, McCall said this will be an opportunity to showcase the great state of Oklahoma along with the talent and dedication of the state's elected officials.