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 […]

Voting delegates at the recent 2018 AFR convention elected one new leader and re-elected three current leaders for their board of directors and officers.  The voting took place Feb. 17 during the second day of the three-day annual convention at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Convention Center in Norman, Okla. Elected to represent the southeast […]

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 […]

More than 4,000 Oklahoma elementary school students expressed their appreciation for farmers during the 2018 American Farmers & Ranchers poster contest. “We are extremely pleased with the many creative ways students demonstrated with original artwork explaining our theme, what does agriculture do for me,” Micaela Danker, AFR youth coordinator, said. Guidelines for the poster contest […]