OKLAHOMA CITY—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) will host its 116th annual state convention at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center – Norman Feb. 12-13. This year’s convention is virtual, with in-personal attendance reserved for voting only.

“This year’s event is unlike any previous convention,” said AFR/OFU Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh. “While we can’t bring everyone together this year, we’re glad to find a format that allows us to still take care of necessary business.”

In addition to an Oklahoma Farmers Union and AFR Mutual Insurance Company business update, this year’s convention with include adoption of AFR/OFU legislative policy via ballot. The organization will also hold elections for the AFR/OFU Northwest District 1 Agent and AFR/OFU Southwest District 2 Independent. The seats of OFU Vice President and AFR/OFU Southeast District 4 Agent are also open, but those candidates are running unopposed.

AFR/OFU Cooperative is a membership services organization established in 1905 as Oklahoma Farmers Union. AFR/OFU provides educational, legislative and cooperative programs across the state and serves as a watchdog for Oklahoma’s family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. The organization is actively supportive of the state’s agricultural industry and rural population with membership consisting of farmers actively involved in production agriculture and non-farmers adding their voice in support of AFR/OFU principles.