The President of Oklahoma’s oldest general farm organization wants federal budget writers to reconsider proposals to cut federal spending on agriculture programs. “At a time of historic low farm income, we must look for ways to support farmers and ranchers, rather than take away valuable programs,” said Scott Blubaugh, AFR president. The Tonkawa, Okla., farmer […]

Scott Blubaugh, Tonkawa, Okla., rancher and AFR president, has been elected to serve on the National Farmers Union Executive Committee. The selection was announced at the recent NFU convention in Seattle, WA. “I am excited to represent Oklahoma and I am looking forward to serving agriculture on a national scale,” Blubaugh said. The NFU Executive […]

Love and Beckham County AFR organizations received the coveted AFR 5 Star Award during the annual AFR/OFU convention, Feb. 16, in Norman. “We talk a lot about our grass roots activity because this is what makes us different from some other groups,” said Terry Detrick, AFR/OFU president. “Our ability to serve local communities while at […]

The 2018 AFR poster contest attracted more than 5,000 Oklahoma elementary school students, indicating the popularity of a project that has endured through several decades of Oklahoma families. The poster winners were announced at the recent AFR/OFU Convention, Feb. 16, in Norman, Okla. “This is a fun and educational way for students to learn about […]

AFR Women’s Cooperative blood drive drives saved 5,292 lives in 2018 with a total of 59 blood drives held across the state. This announcement was made February 16th during the 2019 AFR Convention at the Embassy suites Hotel and Conference Center in Norman. “This is simply amazing,” said Pam Livingston, 2018 AFR Women’s Cooperative Chair. […]