Justin Cowan was elected to the AFR/OFU Board of Directors At-Large #2 Seat in February 2011. He currently serves as the Audit Committee chairman and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Cowan and his wife, Linda, have owned and operated Cowan Insurance Agency in Locust Grove for 25 years.
Cowan received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Northeastern State University in 1985 and has been a practicing Certified Public Accountant for 29 years.
Cowan and his wife have been AFR/OFU members for 36 years. Cowan has served as president of the Mayes County Farmers Union for 14 years and has been involved in the AFR/OFU Speech Contest and the AFR/OFU Achievement Contest. He is a member of the OFU Foundation Board and has served on the AFR Insurance Agent Bonus Committee. The Cowans are active with the Oklahoma Youth Expo and their local FFA chapter and 4-H club.
Cowan currently serves as a financial advisor for the Flint Ridge Homeowners Association Board of Directors, preparing and administering a $4 million annual operations budget. He has also served as the Locust Grove City Council’s financial advisor since 1995 and conducts annual governmental audits for numerous rural water districts.
The Cowans have been married 32 years and have three daughters, a granddaughter and a grandson. They operate a small cow/calf operation on 160 acres north of Locust Grove.