Tag: AFR

AFR Statement – Lesser Prairie Chicken – Listing Suit

AFR Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh: “AFR stands with AG Drummond and his lawsuit against U.S. Fish & Wildlife in regards to the listing of the Lesser Prairie Chicken as an endangered species and the regulations and restrictions that accompany that listing. Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers are the ultimate conservationists; no one knows about best conservation …

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AFR President Scott Blubaugh Looks forward to Added-Value Conversations at this Year’s AFR Convention

KC Sheperd, Farm Director, is visiting with the president of American Farmers and Ranchers, Scott Blubaugh, about the latest within AFR and their upcoming convention on February 16-19 in Norman, Oklahoma, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, Norman – Hotel & Conference Center. Blubaugh said AFR has been working hard on preparing policy that will …

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77th Annual AFR State Speech Contest Challenges Oklahoma Youth

American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) wrapped up its annual fall speech contest series Saturday Dec. 3 at Oklahoma State University (OSU) in Stillwater. This marks the 77th year of the statewide contest. The event has gone through many changes over the years but has always maintained its central agricultural theme. Varying by grade level, this …

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AFR Speech Contest Crowns State Champions

District winners gathered at Oklahoma State University’s Student Union this weekend to compete for state scholarship prizes in the 77th Annual AFR speech contest. Farm Director KC Sheperd was asked to be one of the judges and caught up with AFR President Scott Blubaugh to talk about this year’s competition: “This is our state championship …

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Oklahoma Youth Excel at Livestock Handling Competition

Thirty youth from across Oklahoma competed in the 2022 Midwest Shows Livestock Handling Scholarship Contest Nov. 18. The annual competition showcases the skills of young FFA members in practical, real-life cattle handling scenarios, such as weighing for accurate dosage, vaccinating and tagging calves in a manual chute. Contestants are judged on skill, accuracy and efficiency …

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