2020 AFR Poster Contest Results

AFR Youth Program
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OKLAHOMA CITY—More than 2,000 students statewide competed in the 2021 American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Cooperative Poster Contest. Participation is limited to Oklahoma elementary students in two age divisions—Division I for students in grades 1-2 and Division II for students in grades 3-4. The top five posters in each division received cash awards.

Through agriculture-based themes, the annual contest allows educators to promote agriculture and to introduce aspects of the industry to students and parents alike. This year’s theme was “Welcome to the Farmers Market.”

“We are proud to sponsor a contest that educates and encourages creativity in our state’s youth,” said AFR Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh. “Agriculture is an incredibly important part of Oklahoma’s history and Oklahoma today. We are pleased to provide an opportunity for families to learn about it.”

The 2021 AFR Poster Contest Top 5 Division I:

First Place: Reese Wilson, Battiest

Second Place: Valliant

Third Place: Knox Smith, Canton

Fourth Place: Hadli Patterson, Cherokee

Fifth Place: Shelce Cardenas, Carnegie

The 2021 AFR Poster Contest Top 5 Division II:

First Place: Kenlee Smith, Canton

Second Place: Aleana Johnston, Lincoln

Third Place: Easton Linton, Tonkawa

Fourth Place: Lexie Applegate, Wagoner

Fifth Place: Brixley Scott, Canton

The 2021 AFR Poster Contest Top 10 Finalist:

Lily Alvardado, Carnegie

Magali Mendes, Carnegie

Natalie Collins, Wagoner

Tyrell Givings, Bristow

Collier Johnson, Frederick

Kalynn Lee, Hobart

Valentina Munoz, Okarche

Brayley Fish, Rush Springs

Chole Snow, Alva

Wyatt Lundberg, Stillwell

The poster contest is just one of several AFR Youth Program traditions. In addition, the organization also offers a speech contest series, a summer youth leadership summit, statewide scholarships, livestock handling and skills contests, livestock judging and grading competitions and many other leadership opportunities.