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2014 Leadership Summit registration now open

This year’s Teen and Senior Leadership Summits will be held at Camp Big Cedars near Wanette in south-central Oklahoma. Summit focuses on leadership, teamwork and cooperative skills. Activities are geared toward helping youth develop into future agricultural leaders.

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AFR/OFU 109th State Convention

“Go, Gather, Grow” is the theme of the two-day 109th AFR Convention scheduled February 21-22, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Hotel & Conference Center, 2501 Conference Drive in Norman.

AFR/OFU Bylaws Update

At the convention in February the delegates will consider certain proposed changes to the Articles and Bylaws of the Cooperative and Mutual.  Below is a document which provides the current proposed language and an explanation of the basis for the proposals.  We hope this information is of assistance to the delegate as they prepare for convention.  We also appreciate the excellent work of the Bylaws Committee that lead to these proposals.

2014 Poster Contest

Each year, American Farmers & Ranchers Youth Programs capture the creativity of students across the state of Oklahoma with our annual Poster Contest. There is always a remarkable response and each year we receive 5,000+ posters for this contest.

See Our Ad in Oklahoma Agriculture 2013

AFR is an advertiser in Oklahoma Agriculture Magazine, a guide to Oklahoma’s farms, forests and food. This magazine is published in partnership with the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry and features stories about the state’s top crops, livestock, agribusiness, tourism and local products.

69th Annual Speech Contest

All District Contest registrations will begin at 4:00 p.m. and the contest briefing will begin at 4:30 p.m. Judges and speakers will then disperse to assigned classrooms for competition. Immediately following competition, a meal will be served. Awards, special recognition and final comments will conclude the contest.

Legislation for the 2013 Spring Session

During the 2013 session, 426 bills passed both houses of the Oklahoma Legislature and were either signed or vetoed by Governor Fallin.

Oklahoma Ag Groups Write Letter to Congress Supporting Farm Bill

Fifteen Oklahoma agriculture organizations have signed a litter of support for the House version of the 2013 farm bill. The groups sent the letter to House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas last week.

The letter specifically supports the safety net provisions and the voluntary conservation programs written into the bill, H.R. 1947.

The letter's signers also said the believe passage of the current fam bill would give them some measure of certainty so that they could make long-range business decisions.

The bill is expected to be voted on this week, and may come up for consideration as early as Wednesday.

AFR President Responds to Farm Bill Extension

To address the so-called "fiscal cliff," Congress passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act January 1, 2013. The new legislation is a combination of mandatory tax increases and government spending cuts and includes a modification of the estate tax and a short-term extension of most programs in the recently-expired 2008 Farm Bill.

In response to the passage of a short-term farm bill extension, AFR President Terry Detrick stated:

AFR Promotes Practical Skills with Youth Livestock Handling Competition

OKLAHOMA CITY-American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) continued its support of Oklahoma youth through the annual Tulsa Farm Show Livestock Handling Skills Competition Dec. 7, 2012. The competition showcased the skills of young 4-H and FFA members in practical, real-life cattle handling scenarios such as weighing for accurate dosage, vaccinating, and tagging calves in a hydraulic chute.

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