Oklahoma Genetics, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c) (5) corporation that assembles in an organized manner as a group of interested and capable seed enterprises to promote stewardship and publicize and market the use of improved genetics, traits, and benefits of quality Pedigreed seed and vegetatively propagated materials, but also promotes educational programs and scientific research for the benefit of crop producers/markets, and plant breeding programs to meet current and future consumer demands. The formation of the corporation was necessary to market the new protected BASF Clearfield Technology.
OGI is made up of a group of dedicated Oklahoma Pedigreed seed producers and processors. The founders of OGI became aware of the need to form such a corporation to make BASF Clearfield Technology in wheat available for farmers in the State of Oklahoma.
"How Do You Apply for Membership?"
1. Complete the appropriate Affiliate Agreement.
Full Member Agreement (Download for regular mailing)
Full Member Agreement (Fillable PDF form for email submission)
Provisional Agreement (Download for regular mailing)
Provisional Agreement (Fillable PDF form for email submission)
NOTE: IF YOU CHOOSE TO SUBMIT YOUR AGREEMENT AUTOMATICALLY WITH DIGITAL SIGNATURE, THIS WILL GET THE APPROVAL PROCESS STARTED FASTER, BUT YOU WILL STILL BE REQUIRED TO MAIL A SIGNED COPY FOR OUR FILE.
2. If you are submitting via regular mail - mail your completed Affiliate Agreement, along with your payment for membership and variety fees as described, to:
Jill Minahan, Office Manager
Oklahoma Genetics, Inc.
201 South Range Road
Stillwater, OK 74074
3. If you are submitting via the fillable PDF form - when you click "submit" at the end of the agreement, your form is submitted automatically by email to firstname.lastname@example.org - mail your payment for membership and variety fees to the address above ALONG WITH A SIGNED COPY OF YOUR AGREEMENT FOR OUR FILE.
4. You will receive your Membership and Variety Fee cards which will enable you to purchase OGI-licensed seed.
"Is OGI Membership Right for You?"
In order to purchase Foundation or Registered seed or sell Registered seed for an OGI-licensed variety, you must be a member of Oklahoma Genetics, Inc. (Purchasing or selling Certified seed does not require OGI membership.)
If you answered "Yes," there are two types of memberships available:
Annual Variety Fee - Whether you are a Full or a Provisional Member, there is an annual $50 variety fee, which is due each year for any variety you are handling during the year. (This includes purchasing seed, planting, harvesting and selling seed.)
"How Do You Qualify for Membership?"
Applicants who do not qualify for Full Membership would be eligible for:
Chairman: Joe Shirley (Alva)
First Vice-Chairman: J.B. Stewart (Keyes)
Second Vice-Chairman: Fred Schmedt (Altus)
Secretary-Treasurer: Don Schieber (Ponca City)
Executive Director: Mark Hodges (Oklahoma City)
Directors: Joe Caughlin (Tonkawa); Tom Clayman (Hutchinson, KS)
Richard Coit (Clinton); Kevin Igo (Plainview, TX);
Tom Null (Hobart)