Oklahoma Youth Top Poster Contest

AFR Youth Program
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OKLAHOMA CITY—More than 2,000 students statewide competed in the 2022 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 “Farm to Fork.”

“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 2022 AFR Poster Contest Top 5 Division I:

First Place: Naomi Rodriguez, Coolidge

Second Place: Ryler Jones, Canton

Third Place: Kinley Peterson, Cherokee

Fourth Place: Kent Oxford, Prather Brown

Fifth Place: Arly Williams, Washington

The 2022 AFR Poster Contest Top 5 Division II:

First Place: Kevin Solis, Garfield

Second Place: Giselle Sandoval, Watonga

Third Place: Agail Hernandez, Garfield

Fourth Place: Aubree Cudmore, Cherokee

Fifth Place: Riley Cook, Garber

The 2022 AFR Poster Contest Top 10 Finalist:

Kate Pinkerton, Holy Trinity

Leo Lopez, Prather Brown

Kinsley Bagwell, Prather Brown

Kylie Florez, Garfield

Maizy Underwood, Taft

Miah Camarena, Monroe

Rosa Resendez, Carnegie

Kooper Taylor, Binger-Oney

Kensliegh Rodgers, Valliant

Josephy McCartney, Wagoner

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.

For more information on the AFR Poster Contest or other AFR Youth Program events, contact AFR Youth Coordinator Tailor Atkinson at (405)218-5566 or [email protected].