OKLAHOMA CITY—American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) Cooperative has selected Tailor Fields, Pauls Valley, to lead the AFR Youth Program. As AFR/OFU Youth Coordinator, Fields will plan and lead youth activities, and play an active role in guiding the program as it continues to grow.

“The AFR Youth Program is the premier agricultural youth program in Oklahoma,” said AFR/OFU Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh. “Education is one of the founding principles of our organization and I have no doubt Tailor Fields will improve upon our long history of promoting education in rural Oklahoma. She will make an excellent addition to our team.”

Fields was involved in the AFR Youth Program as an Oklahoma youth and is familiar with all aspects of the program. She was raised on a cow-calf operation in Osage County and graduated from Cleveland High School, where she showed cattle and was heavily involved in 4-H and FFA.

Fields was a member of the Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College Livestock Judging Team and graduated from Oklahoma State University with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications. During her time at OSU, Fields worked with Sen. Kim David (R-Porter) and with the Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at Oklahoma State University Communications and Marketing.

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.