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Community Involvement

We love where we live and we want to help our communities grow. Each year the Women’s Cooperative finds fun, new initiatives to be involved with locally and statewide. 

The AFR Women's Cooperative teamed up with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to challenge members to donate 50,000 meals in 2015 and 50,000 meals in 2016.

The Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma estimates one in six Oklahomans stuggles with hunger. When you dig deeper into the stats, one in four children in Oklahoma struggles with hunger every day.  Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation! The council is encouraging members to bring canned goods as well as financial contributions to their local and county meetings this fall/winter.

We hope you will get involved with the "Drive Away Hunger with AFR" campaign. For more information click below! 


As leaders in our state the Women’s Cooperative’s main focus is to help women become better leaders in their communities by providing the annual Paint Your Path Women's Conference.  

Topics covered at the conference includes: Advocating for Agriculture and Women, How to Get Involved in the AFR Women's Cooperative, Networking and Development for Women in the Workplace, Women's Safety, Light Your Path, Marketing Yourself and Your Organization, Social Media 101 and Getting Involved in Your Community. Ladies favorite event is the professional artist led painting opportunity.  

The AFR Paint Your Path Women's Conference is held in conjunction of the Oklahoma Women in Ag and Small Business Conference the first week of August each year. AFR covers the registration fee for ladies to attend the OWIASB conference that also attend the Paint Your Path Conference as well.     

Enjoy a day with ladies from across the state at this wonderful event. 

Check back for dates and details about the 2017 events! 


Part of what makes the Women’s Cooperative great is the networking and learning about agritourism businesses across the state. For 2016 each district held a day retreat to tour unique and educational businesses and landmarks to the local area. 

Northeast Women's Retreat- Ladies enjoyed a private tour of the Jenks Aquarium, lunch at Los Cabos, an Oklahoma antiques 101 demonstration and then antique shopping in the Jenks area. 

Northwest Women's Retreat- Ladies from across the state were able to visit the Little Sahara State Park, Waynoka Historical Society Museum, a behind the scene look at The Menagerie Bradt's Mammals and More and a fantastic lunch at Cafe Bahnhof. 

Southwest Women's Retreat- Ladies enjoyed the Anadarko Heritage Museum, lunch at the Woods & Waters Winery & Vineyard, Jahn's Pumpkin Hill and a tour of the D&L Christmas Tree Farm. 

Southeast Women's Retreat- Ladies enjoyed a behind the scene tour of the Shawnee Milling Company, a private tour of the Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art, lunch at the Harvest Creek Farmers Market & Cafe and a tour of the Grand Casino Hotel & Resort. 

Be on the look out for details about our Out of State Retreat in 2017! 

Executive Council

An Executive Council of eight individuals will help guide the direction of the Women’s Cooperative each year. This council will plan activities and conferences for the Cooperative, as well as drive initiatives throughout the year. 

Left to Right Pamela Livingston, Seiling NW District Rep, Suzanne Gilbert, Tecumseh Chair & SE District Rep., Crystie Shebester, Chickasha SW District Rep., Katrina Sperle, Cordell SW District Rep., Stephanie Miller, Antlers SE District Rep., Julie Brown, Sapulpa NE District Rep. (Not Pictured: Angeal Frew, Cleveland NE Deistrict Rep. and Lisa Blubaugh, Tonkawa NW District Rep.)

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