Entries by Laici Neumann

AFR/OFU Partners in Farm Aid Farmer Resilience Initiative

AFR/OFU has been recognized as a partner in Farm Aid’s COVID-19 Farmer Resilience Initiative. AFR/OFU is one of approximately 120 local, state and regional organizations across the United States working to pair immediate relief efforts for farmers with longer-term resilience strategies. Only one other state organization—Oklahoma Black Historical Research Project, Inc.—is a partner in the […]

AFR/OFU Cooperative Names 2020 Legislative Advocates

AFR/OFU has named two state legislators 2020 AFR/OFU Legislative Advocates. This year’s AFR/OFU Legislative Advocate Awards recognize Rep. Ty Burns, R-Morrison, and Sen. Darcy Jech, R-Kingfisher. The AFR/OFU Legislative Advocate Award is presented to state leaders that advocate for AFR/OFU Cooperative policies and work hard on issues that are important to the AFR/OFU membership during […]

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Oklahoma Agriculture Icon and Longtime OFU President George W. Stone Dies at Age 101

George W. Stone, longtime Oklahoma Farmers Union president and state agriculture leader, died May 26 in Purcell. He was 101 years old. Stone leaves behind a legacy of family farm leadership that will be difficult to match. His long and storied career helped shape American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) and Oklahoma agriculture through […]

Spring 2020

Convention Highlights, AFRMIC Welcomes CEO, Managing Farm Stress in 2020, McDaniel is Meritorious, OYE Behind the Banner…

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AFR/OFU Disappointed in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program

OKLAHOMA CITY—U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the $19 billion Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) April 18, 2020. The program is intended to support America’s farmers and ranchers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The agriculture industry, already reeling from trade war fallout, has lost billions due to plummeting prices, sudden drops in demand and supply […]

AFR/OFU Applauds Congressional Letter, Urges More Action

OKLAHOMA CITY—More than 140 members of Congress sent a letter April 1 to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue urging immediate assistance for America’s cattle producers. The AFR/OFU Cooperative leadership is pleased to see all seven members of the Oklahoma congressional delegation had signed their support to the letter. “Oklahoma’s cattle producers are […]

Fall 2019

2019 NFU Fly-in, 2019-20 AFR Youth Advisory Council, 2nd Annual AFR Gold Star Class – Special Needs Livestock Show…

75th Annual AFR Speech Contest Dates and Locations Announced

Each fall, AFR/OFU Cooperative holds its Annual AFR Speech Contest at five district locations across the state, in the month of November. All students in grades 4th – 12th are eligible to compete in their respective categories to enhance their public speaking skills. The contests are open to AFR members and non-members. “Public speaking is […]