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AFR Cooperative Announces 119th Annual Convention
AFR Cooperative Announces 119th Annual Convention

02/16/2024

American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) will host its 119th annual state convention at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center – Norman Feb. 23-25. This year’s convention theme is “Serving Through the Storm.”

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78th Annual AFR State Speech Contest Challenges Oklahoma Youth
78th Annual AFR State Speech Contest Challenges Oklahoma Youth

12/02/2023

American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) wrapped up its annual fall speech contest series Saturday Dec. 2 at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater.

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AFR Delegation Presents Benjamin Franklin Award to Lankford, Hern
AFR Delegation Presents Benjamin Franklin Award to Lankford, Hern

09/27/2023

American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) recently presented two Oklahoma legislators—Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) and Rep. Kevin Hern (OK-01)—with the National Association of Mutual Insurance Company’s (NAMIC) Benjamin Franklin Public Policy Award. The awards were presented in Washington, D.C., the week of Sept. 11, when AFR members were on Capitol Hill lobbying Congress on behalf of agriculture and insurance issues.

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Mona Lee Brock Honored for Saving Oklahoma Farmers
Mona Lee Brock Honored for Saving Oklahoma Farmers

08/28/2023

If you ask many of the farmers who lived through the 1980s Farm Crisis, they’ll tell you there was once an angel who took their call—an Oklahoman named Mona Lee Brock.

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AFR Youth Program Announces 2023-2024 Youth Advisory Council
AFR Youth Program Announces 2023-2024 Youth Advisory Council

08/02/2023

American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Cooperative has announced its 2023-2024 AFR Youth Advisory Council. This year’s council members were chosen by popular vote during the organization’s 2023 Senior Leadership Summit, which was held July 26-29.

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AFR to Host Leadership Summit for Oklahoma Youth July 23-29
AFR to Host Leadership Summit for Oklahoma Youth July 23-29

07/20/2023

American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Cooperative will host more 270 Oklahoma students next week as they learn to be effective leaders in their homes, schools and communities. Held at the Heartland Conference Center in Midwest City, the 2023 AFR Leadership Summit will be divided into two sessions: Teen Session for students entering grades 7-9 and Senior Session for students entering grades 10-12.

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Stop Government Overreach in Ranching Act Supported by State Farmer and Rancher Organization
Stop Government Overreach in Ranching Act Supported by State Farmer and Rancher Organization

06/13/2023

Federal legislation introduced by an Oklahoma congressman has many of the state’s farmers and ranchers hopeful for a reprieve from a new antibiotic regulation. The Stop Government Overreach in Ranching Act was introduced to Congress June 12 by Congressmen Josh Brecheen (R-OK) and Eric Burlison (R-MO). American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Cooperative is supportive of this legislation, which would reverse the Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) Guidance for Industry (GFI) #263.

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AFR Going Global - AFR Member Joins Global Policy Effort
AFR Going Global - AFR Member Joins Global Policy Effort

05/12/2023

You never know where your policy journey will take you. That’s something Woodward County AFR Member Tim Bates learned firsthand this January when he traveled to Berlin, Germany, to represent National Farmers Union (NFU) on the global stage.

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Tri-State Producers Conference
Tri-State Producers Conference

05/12/2023

Young farmers and ranchers from Oklahoma, South Dakota and North Dakota gathered in Deadwood, S.D., Jan. 20-21 for professional and personal skills building and cross-state networking. The inaugural Tri-State Producers Conference celebrated a successful first event and participants went home with skills that will help them grow their operations.

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Oklahoma Youth Top Agriculture Achievement Contest
Oklahoma Youth Top Agriculture Achievement Contest

03/17/2023

Ten agricultural youth from across Oklahoma have earned top placings in the 2023 American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Agricultural Achievement Contest. The contest was conducted in conjunction with the Oklahoma Youth Expo (OYE) in Oklahoma City March 8-17. This year, AFR presented $5,000 in prizes to contestants prior to the Oklahoma Youth Expo Grand Drive March 16.

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