Each year, American Farmers & Ranchers organizes a poster contest for elementary students across the state of Oklahoma. There’s always a remarkable response and each year the home office receives 4,000+ posters. This year’s theme is "What does agriculture do for me?"
This popular event is held in the fall of each year and is available to members and non-members. Students in grades 4-12 compete in their respective category at District contests held around the state.
Supporters of agriculture and the military raised more than $11,000 on Aug. 17 during the annual AFR LEAD golf tournament. The event was held this year at Cherokee Hills Golf Course in Catoosa, Okla.
American Farmers & Ranchers announced its 2017-18 Youth Advisory Council at the organization's annual Senior Leadership Summit Reception July 28. The reception was held at the conclusion of the annual AFR Leadership Summit
The AFR LEAD program has been very busy launching new programs for members and hosting activities across the state. The newest LEADership component for you to get involved with is the LEAD Academy.
The storms of May 17th that devastated parts of Elk City were reminders that preparation is so very important. Our thoughts and prayers go out to those that were impacted be this storm.
Fortunately, for the majority of Oklahomans, we will never have to work through losing everything in a storm. At some point, we may have hail damage to our homes, autos, outbuildings or equipment. After something like this, what should you do?
Joel Heinzeroth always knew he wanted to farm. He also wanted to serve his country. After a 20-year career in the Army, Heinzeroth is retiring this summer at the rank of Major and will work full time on his farm and ranch near Mountain Park in southwest Oklahoma.
His “second” career as a farmer and rancher is made possible by assistance from the Famer Veteran Coalition.
American Farmers & Ranchers continued their legacy of strong support for the Oklahoma FFA this year as a Diamond level title sponsor of the Oklahoma FFA convention.
Storm debris littered the streets in all directions from Gary Paxson’s neighborhood on the southern edge of Elk City known as Fairway Estates Addition or the Golf Course. Paxson was stunned when he came out of his neighbor’s storm shelter and saw his house was destroyed by the May 16 tornado.
The AFR Women’s Cooperative has started an on-line registry at Amazon to collect items for the family of Caitlin Phibbs and Jacob Vandorn, who lost everything in the northwest Oklahoma wildfires this spring.