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This contest is designed to recognize Oklahoma youth who have an interest in livestock, excel in showmanship skills and have knowledge of the livestock industry to include production, management, processing and end product utilization.

American Farmers & Ranchers sponsors college scholarships annually to young people who have been active participants in the Youth Program. College scholarships are given annually to assist participants financially with college and university expenses.

American Farmers & Ranchers President Terry Detrick sent the following letter today to every member of the U.S. Senate, urging their support of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt as director of the Environmental Protection Agency.

Throughout 2016, AFR members, youth, agents and local volunteers gathered donations during county and statewide events.   Members were asked to bring nonperishable canned goods to county annual meetings, county fairs, and other local events. Youth at the annual leadership summit played a major role in meeting the Women’s Cooperative goal. 

Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis is the keynote speaker for Enid’s Agrifest Farm and Ranch forum, Jan. 13, Chisholm Trail Expo Center.  The forum is part of the annual two-day KNID Agrifest, northwest Oklahoma’s largest farm show.

One Officer’s position, two Independent District Board of Director’s seats and one Agent Director board seat will be decided during this 112th Convention in addition to the newly added NW Agent Director seat and the State- wide Independent Director board seat. The Officers and Board of Directors’ seats up for election are: Secretary, Independent Director District 1, Independent Director District 4, Agent Director District 1, Agent Director District 3 and Independent State-wide Director.

Insurance veteran and financial executive Justin Cowan has been selected as CEO of American Farmers & Ranchers Insurance. The AFR Insurance Board of Directors made the announcement effective Nov. 15, 2016.

AFR President Terry Detrick issued the following statement on Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt’s nomination to head up the Environmental Protection Agency.

American Farmers & Ranchers LEAD program is sponsoring the Rural to Urban Outreach reception, Dec. 9, as part of the Tulsa Farm Show.  The reception starts at 4:30 p.m. in the lower level of the River Spirit Expo Building in Tulsa. 

G.T. Bynum, the new mayor of Tulsa, will share remarks on the key role Tulsa plays in the state’s economy, especially in regards to the rural and agricultural sectors.

AFR Women's Cooperative Council Application due November 30, 2016 for 2017-2019 terms. 

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