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74th Annual Speech Contest

General Information 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 […]

2018 Ag Achievement Contest at OYE

Objectives To recognize Oklahoma youth who have an interest in livestock, excel in showmanship skills and have knowledge of the livestock industry to include production, management, processing and end product utilization. To stimulate excellence and a quest for knowledge that will result in the development of leadership skills applicable to the livestock industry. Eligibility Competition […]

Oklahoma Ag Report 02/22/18

On this week’s show we talk about the just completed annual AFR convention with AFR President Terry Detrick and AFR Governmental Relations Director Steve Thompson. We also talk with NAWG Director Chandler Goule about the new mantra for wheat growers should be “Love Your Wheat”. And one final news note about AFR giving their Ag […]

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Tolle Receives AFR Ag Advocacy Award

Francie Kucera Tolle has always considered herself a farmer and rancher.  Growing up on the family’s Grant County, Okla., farm, she learned first-hand the many sacrifices farmers had to make in order to feed their family and the families of many others. Today, Tolle has dedicated her career to serving the agriculture industry. This strong […]

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AFR Honors Long Time Oklahoma Agriculture Education Leaders

Kent Boggs and Kendall Brashears received special recognition from AFR members Feb. 17 during the annual AFR convention in Norman, Okla. Boggs, Oklahoma FFA executive secretary, is retiring this year after 32 years of working with Oklahoma’s youth.  After graduating from OSU, he joined the faculty as an agricultural education instructor at Marlow High School […]

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AFR Delegates Voice Concerns Over Taxes and State Budget During Annual Meeting

The state’s dire budget situation and need for revenue dominated policy discussion during the business session of the annual convention of the American Farmers & Ranchers, Feb. 16-17 in Norman, Okla. A proposed 6 cent per gallon fuel tax attracted much of the delegate’s attention. The farm organization, consisting of mostly rural residents, has traditionally […]