Detrick Recognized for Meritorious Service to AFR/OFU


Terry Detrick, Lahoma, received the Oklahoma Farmers Union Meritorious Service Award at the 117th Annual American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) State Convention. The award was presented by AFR Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh at the convention banquet Feb. 13.

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Oklahoma Youth Top Agriculture Achievement Contest


Ten agricultural youth from across Oklahoma have earned top placings in the 2022 American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Agricultural Achievement Contest. The contest was conducted in conjunction with the Oklahoma Youth Expo (OYE) in Oklahoma City March 11-18. This year, AFR presented $5,000 in prizes to contestants prior to the Oklahoma Youth Expo Grand Drive March 17.

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Building A Better America: Oklahoma


You are invited to join the White House and Oklahoma community partners for a special Building A Better America event on President Biden’s priorities for Oklahoma families and communities. This post‐State of the Union event will take place on Monday, March 14 at 2:00pm CT.

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AFR Advocates for Rural Public Schools, Opposes Proposed School Voucher System


Senate Bill 1647—known as the Oklahoma Empowerment Act—is drawing increasing concern from rural lawmakers who worry the legislation could reduce state funding dollars for rural public schools. The proposed legislation is a “school choice” bill that would allow any student to use state funds to cover costs associated with private school or homeschool attendance through the use of “school vouchers.”

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