2016 Leadership Summit
2016 Leadership Summit will be at Camp Big Cedars. Registration is now open!
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Posted 07/13/2016 - 11:00am
The American Farmers & Ranchers Youth Advisory Council was started more than 30 years ago and has produced numerous outstanding...
Posted 06/09/2016 - 2:55pm
AFR sponsored several awards at the Connors State College Cattle Grading contest this week in Warner, OK.
Posted 05/25/2016 - 10:05am
Whitney Wilkinson, Cement, Okla., has begun a summer internship program at American Farmers & Ranchers in Oklahoma City. Wilkinson’s...
Posted 05/17/2016 - 9:25am
Micaela Danker has joined AFR as the AFR Youth Leadership Development Coordinator. Danker, whose family has a small livestock business...
Posted 04/13/2016 - 3:59pm
AFR spnsored the Redlands Community College livestock judging contest April 12. We had over 400 entries!
Posted 04/11/2016 - 3:43pm
More than 225 Oklahoma FFA, 4-H members and adults participated in the annual commercial cattle grading school and contest, April 8, at...
Posted 04/08/2016 - 10:45am
Join the AFR LEAD program for a day-long cattle production seminar at the Noble Foundation's Oswalt Ranch near Marietta, Oklahoma.
Posted 03/22/2016 - 2:16pm
American Farmers & Ranchers partnered with the Oklahoma Youth Expo to host the Youth Agricultural Achievement Contest, March 17. ...
Posted 03/21/2016 - 10:17am
AFR was a proud sponsor of the 2016 Oklahoma Youth Expo, here are a selection of photos from the event.
Youth participating in AFR programs learn through activities such as speech and poster contests, award trips, and national and statewide leadership camps. The state organization awards more than $25,000 in college scholarships in addition to numerous county level scholarships.
All Oklahoma youth, first grade through college, can participate in AFR activities.
American Farmers & Ranchers sponsors college scholarships annually to young people who have been active participants in the Youth Program. College scholarships are given annually to assist participants financially with college and university expenses.
AFR/OFU assists our county and local organizations by offering a County/Local Match Scholarship Program. The state organization will match each participating county up to $1000, making the total available dollars for County/Local Match Scholarships $2000.
The Council consists of high school juniors and seniors representing AFR/OFU youth from across the state. Members of the 2015-2016 Council are Madi Baughman, Lone Grove; Grant Wilber, Cherokee; Ashley Tucker, Fairview; Macee Hammack, Leedy; and Guess Leonard, Claremore.
Council members participate in agriculture-based service projects throughout the year and assist in planning many AFR/OFU Youth Program activities. They also facilitate AFR/OFU events and act as mentors for younger Oklahoma youth.
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.
First and second place winners in each of the categories advance to the State Speech Contest held in Stillwater on the campus of Oklahoma State University.
While competing in the contest, the top three category winners in each of the four divisions receive plaques and special recognition.
Each contestant receives a certificate of participation. First, second and third place state contest winners receive plaques and cash scholarships.