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Leadership Exploration And Development

Program Overview

American Farmers & Ranchers Leadership Exploration And Development  Program (LEAD) is a diverse, flexible and innovative program to assist in the needs of growing Oklahoma through informed leaders. The primary purpose is to provide educational and leadership opportunities for rural Oklahomans. For more information regarding the LEAD program contact Megan Albright, Adult Education Coordinator at 405-218-5416 or email [email protected]


LEADership State Council / District Committees

The State Council meets to plan events and activities and guide the mission of the program. They work year-long in promoting and implementing the goals of the group. District Committees are another leadership opportunity for members. These committees work to plan and promote events in their area each year. 

LEAD Initiative "Trunk" Program

This year’s program focuses on the need to educate Oklahomans about Advocating for Agricultural specifically food production. LEAD offers agricultural advocacy educational trunks you can borrow to host an event in your local community. With very simple set up and instruction anyone can become an Advocate for Ag. 

LEAD Academy / Mentor Program

Each year a group of individuals from across the state are selected to participate in the LEAD Academy. The program is designed to inform future leaders of AFR about Education, Legislation, Cooperation and Leadership. The academy meets four times a year and also offers a mentor program to participants. 

LEAD State Conference

LEAD hosts a state conference each year. This event focuses on developing leadership skills and highlights the current LEAD initiative program. It is a great opportunity to bring LEAD members from across the state together for a two day educational and networking opportunity. Each year the conference is held in a different part of the state to highlight the diversity of Oklahoma. 

District Forums / Tours & Other Events

AFR is passionate about providing educational opportunities in our member’s backyards. District meetings and retreats focus on highlighting area agribusinesses and issues affecting Oklahoma and local communities. Tours and activities take place each year across the state. 


2017-2018 Collegiate AFR Officers

OSU Collegiate AFR

Oklahoma State University Collegiate AFR (CAFR) is a newly established program for AFR members to continue their involvement after graduating from high school. Offering students an opportunity to grow their leadership skills with emphasis on education, cooperation and legislation by experiences throughout Oklahoma. For more information regarding the CAFR program, email [email protected]

Photo: Back Row (L to R): Whitney Wilkinson- Graduate Advisor, Emily Wilkinson- Public Relations, Ellie Kauffman- CASNR Representative, K.C. Barnes- Secretary Front Row (L to R): Megan Trantham- Reporter, Ryan Danker- President, Brynn Danker- Vice President and Hallie Barnes- Secretary

Upcoming Events Calendar

Jul
31
07/31/2017 (All day) to 08/01/2017 (All day)
Cox Convention Center
Aug
17
08/17/2017 (All day)
Aug
26
08/26/2017 (All day)
Lazy E Arena
Sep
07
09/07/2017 (All day)