Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives
Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives

Scott R. Biggs
Oklahoma House of Representatives

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Location
Chickasha, Oklahoma
Farm Credit Affiliation
Farm Credit of Western Oklahoma
Scott R.'s Perspective

First elected to the Oklahoma House of Representatives in 2013, Scott Biggs has quickly become a leader in rural policy development, working to preserve the rich tradition and values of agriculture and protecting Oklahoma’s rural communities. Named Vice Chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee and Assistant Majority Leader in his third year in office, Representative Biggs has taken the lead on important issues that impact the rural, agricultural legacy of the state.

“My parents and grandparents introduced me to agriculture at an early age, and it has truly shaped my life,” he says. “My wife and I want the same opportunities for our children, and while their journey will be different than mine, guaranteeing they have every opportunity to succeed is my ultimate inspiration.”

Representative Biggs organized the grassroots effort and garnered the support of every major agricultural association in Oklahoma to place a Constitutional Amendment, the Right to Farm, on the ballot. He authored a tort reform bill that eliminated frivolous lawsuits filed against agritourism venues and has successfully expanded opportunities for children and other consumers to learn how their food is raised.

When others began pushing for consolidation of agriculture education classes away from small rural schools, Representative Biggs took the vocal lead and passed a bill preventing this from ever happening. Most recently he authored a bill to bring rural development and opportunity zones to revitalize the rural communities in Oklahoma that are declining in population.

“I hope to provide the State of Oklahoma and the agricultural community opportunities for growth,” he says. “From day one, I have been a vocal and active advocate for agriculture and rural communities, and I want to use my limited time in the legislature to ensure I leave agriculture in the best possible position for the next generation.”

Raised on a small farm in Indiana, Representative Biggs was active in 4-H and FFA and later embarked on the Agriculture Economics program at Oklahoma State University (OSU). He has made his presence known from the beginning of his legislative career, and he will continue to be instrumental in shaping the future of rural communities and agriculture.

“The next generation is shaping up to have some of the best and brightest individuals to ever join the industry,” says Representative Biggs. “As long as we continue to encourage our youth and provide them with unwavering support by opening doors to explore, rather than unnecessary inhibitory laws and regulations, the future of agriculture is limitless.”

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