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AFR/OFU Youth Program Helps Children in Need

More than 130 American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) 2015 Leadership Summit attendees once again teamed up with Kids Against Hunger to help fight hunger in the United States and abroad. Kids Against Hunger is a humanitarian food-aid organization with a mission to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the U.S. and to feed starving children throughout the world.

AFR/OFU Leadership Summit Focuses on Life Goals

American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) hosted its 2015 Leadership Summit July 26 – August 1. More than 160 students participated in leadership development activities that will benefit them far into the future.

This year marks the second year for the summit to be held at Big Cedars Camp near Wanette, Okla. The central location has made the AFR/OFU Leadership Summit equally accessible to both sides of Oklahoma.

2015 - 2016 Youth Advisory Council

American Farmers & Ranchers announced its 2015-2016 Youth Advisory Council at the organization’s annual Senior Leadership Summit Reception July 30, 2015.

The Council consists of high school juniors and seniors representing AFR youth from across the state. Members of the 2015-2016 Council are Madi Baughman, Lone Grove; Grant Wilber, Cherokee; Ashley Tucker, Fairview; Macee Hammack, Leedey; and Guess Leonard, Claremore.

We Are Now Writing Single-wide Manufactured Homes

AFR is now allowing single-wide manufactured homes built in 1995 or later to be written as the primary dwelling on Farm & Ranch policies.

Support Oklahoma Farmers, vote YES on State Question 777

Oklahoma's farmers and ranchers are energized and excited about the Right To Farm amendment. If passed, Oklahoma will join a growing list of states, including Missouri and North Dakota, that are taking steps to protect the hard working families that grow our food and our economy. However, we know people have questions about what a Right To Farm amendment will do, and why it's needed.

Show your support for Oklahoma's family farmers by donating, volunteering, and getting the word out at http://www.oklahomarighttofarm.com/

Tour the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation with LEAD in September

Spend the day with LEAD at the largest private foundation in Oklahoma as we tour the campus, plant science research programs and more.

Regsitration is limited to the first 50 participants.

Join LEAD and OCA for the Range Round-Up Cattle Seminars in August

Join LEAD and OCA for an afternoon of fun, educational seminars designed to update producers on the most recent news and technology in the cattle industry, followed by a tour or the Lazy E facility and OCA Range Round-Up performance.

There will be a drawing for 25 general admission tickets to the OCA Range Round-Up performance Saturday evening, so be sure to get your reservations in for a chance to win! Must be in attendance for the seminars in order to win tickets. Limited to the first 50 to register.

Drive Away Hunger with AFR

Help AFR donate 50,0000 meals in 2015 with the "Drive Away Hunger" food drive August 1st through September 30th. Throughout August, we will be supporting the "Back to School Milk Drive" and "Plant A Row" program, which help Oklahoma families in need. There will also be a competition for AFR locals.

LEAD Kick Off Event- Dodgers Baseball Game Social

July 18th at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S Mickey Mantle Dr, Oklahoma City

AFR Supports "Invest an Acre" and "Plant a Row" Initiatives to End Hunger

The American Farmers & Ranchers Women’s Cooperative has established a goal for AFR Members to donate 50,000 meals to hungry Oklahomans throughout 2015. As part of this initiative we have teamed up with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma and the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma to help promote the Invest an Acre and the Plant A Row campaigns.

From May 1-June 30 AFR is encouraging our members to donate to the Invest an Acre or the Plant A Row campaign to help end hunger in Oklahoma.

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