On Thursday, May 25, 2023, Dr. Barry Pollard, owner of P&K Equipment, local farmer & rancher, and retired neurosurgeon, was announced as one of eight Oklahomans being inducted into the 2023 Class of the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Pollard & the rest of the Hall of Fame Class were honored during a luncheon at the Gaylord-Pickens Museum. Joining Barry for the luncheon were close family & friends.
Barry is an Oklahoma native & early on established his neurosurgery practice in Enid, where he practiced for more than 40 years. He served on Oklahoma State University Foundation's Board of Trustees, is a founding member of OSU's Medical Cowboys, and is currently serving on the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation's Board of Directors.
Pollard is also an avid farmer of approximately 10,000 acres and runs a registered herd of high-quality Angus genetics. He is currently serving as Vice President of the American Angus Association.
Barry opened his first John Deere dealership in 1985. He has been a vital driving force behind growing P&K into what it is today- including 29 locations across Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Iowa.
Pollard has previously been inducted into the Oklahoma State University Hall of Fame, as well as the Oklahoma Agriculture Hall of Fame. Oklahoma's highest honor, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame induction, will happen during a ceremony in November.