Livestock shows are a staple of Oklahoma. The bond between animals and students, especially children, is an illuminating experience. Grand champion smiles were especially radiating from the Chisholm Trail Expo Center in Enid, Okla. during the second annual Gold Star Classic-AFR Special Needs Livestock Show. On Sept. 12, twenty-five special needs students from the surrounding […]

After a year of down market fluctuations and extreme weather events, Scott Blubaugh, AFR/OFU Cooperative President, led a team of delegates to Washington, D.C. on a three-day lobbying mission to meet with administration officials and members of Congress. The Oklahomans participated in the annual National Farmers Union (NFU) Fly-In, Sept 9-11, which focused on strengthening […]

On Wednesday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue issued an investigation into the possible cattle and beef market collusion following the recent Tyson Foods slaughterhouse fire in Holcomb, Kansas. Scott Blubaugh, AFR/OFU Cooperative President, said he applauds Secretary Perdue for stepping up and taking immediate action on behalf of both ranchers and consumers. “Thank you Secretary […]

The AFR Leadership Summit allows students the opportunity to focus on their leadership and personal development skills through team building exercises and personal reflection. Each year, five students are chosen to serve on the Youth Advisory Council to help lead and facilitate youth programs for the upcoming year. This year’s AFR Leadership Summit ended with […]

Mother Nature and the farm economy have dealt farmers and ranchers a tough hand. Many are finding themselves facing financial ruin. Mike Mayberry, director of the Oklahoma Ag Mediation Program, explains how he can help.

What did your Governor do that was interesting this week? In Oklahoma, Gov. Stitt drove a tractor to the Capitol to kick off Ag Day at the Capitol events. On this edition of the AFR Country Journal podcast we talk to the Governor, and others, including AFR President Scott Blubaugh, that made the event a […]