To protect the health and safety of students, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee has decided to cancel its Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture program. The conference was scheduled to be held May 26-29, 2020 in Oklahoma City. For more information, contact OKFB YF&R Coordinator Zac Swartz at (405) 523-2300.
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The deadline for students to apply to receive one of nine $1,000 college scholarships from the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee has been extended to April 30, 2020. Nine $1,000 scholarships, one from each OKFB district, will be awarded to high school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture at an Oklahoma institution of high learning as a full-time student. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2020. Download the application in OKFB’s online Application Center.
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is now accepting applications for its Oklahoma Youth Leading Agriculture program held May 26-29, 2020 in Oklahoma City. OYLA is a unique three-day summer leadership conference designed for high school students completing their junior year in 2020. The conference will include special leadership classes, exciting speakers, team building and visits to agriculture-related industries. Selected students should be among the top, well rounded students in their class, and should have an interest in furthering their education at the post-secondary level. OYLA participants will stay in Oklahoma City with conference activities located at the OKFB […]
Update: Deadline extended to April 30, 2020 The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee is now accepting applications for its annual $1,000 scholarships for high school seniors who will pursue a higher degree in agriculture after graduation. Nine $1,000 scholarships, one from each OKFB district, will be awarded to high school seniors pursuing a career in agriculture at an Oklahoma institution of high learning as a full-time student. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2020. Applicants must meet all of the following eligibility requirements: Must be a graduating high school senior. Must enroll full time […]
Oklahoma Farm Bureau members ages 18 to 35 are invited to attend the organization’s Young Famers and Ranchers Legislative Day held Feb. 17 in Oklahoma City. The event is an opportunity for YF&R members to promote agriculture and rural Oklahoma at the state Capitol and learn more about Farm Bureau policy. Participants will receive a policy briefing at 8:30 a.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel (located at 741 N. Phillips Ave. in Oklahoma City) before heading to visit with legislators at the state Capitol. Prior to the legislative day, members also are invited to an evening with fellow members at Dust […]
Five members of the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers program will represent Oklahoma in national YF&R competitive events at the American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting & IDEAg Trade Show held Jan. 17-22 in Austin, Texas. The YF&R program helps young Farm Bureau members shape their futures and American agriculture through leadership development and personal growth opportunities. Three competitions enable members to showcase their leadership experience, communication skills and successful business plans as they compete against the best of the best from each state Farm Bureau. The winners of this year’s OKFB YF&R Achievement Award, Cody and Kara […]
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers committee raised $8,000 to benefit the OKFB Foundation for Agriculture at their 2019 shotgun shoot at Quail Ridge Shooting Sports near McLoud on Saturday, Sept. 21. A total of 18 teams from around the state competed in the shoot, which featured 13 sporting clays stations. Shooters from the Navajo FFA chapter won the top team award, receiving $100 gift cards. “Farmers and ranchers see the needs our neighbors and rural community members have, and our YF&R committee is proud to support the foundation’s efforts to help our fellow Oklahomans,” said Brent Haken, […]
Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers was proud to host more than 1,300 4-H and FFA members at its annual Oklahoma State Fair livestock judging contest Thursday, Sept. 12 in Oklahoma City. 4-H and FFA members from across the state traveled to the Oklahoma State Fair where they judged seven classes of sheep, cattle, goats and swine with three classes of questions. Each of the top three teams and individuals received a trophy with the high-placing teams and individuals each receiving a custom jacket. The top-placing teams in the contest were: Senior FFA First: Amber Pocasset FFA Second: Lindsay […]
The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers will host its annual discussion meet at the organization’s annual convention Nov. 8, 2019 in downtown Oklahoma City. The discussion meet is designed to replicate a committee meeting in which all participants are expected to discuss and actively contribute. Participants are evaluated on an exchange of ideas and information on a pre-determined topic in three rounds of debate-style discussion. Participants are judged on their ability to offer constructive criticism, cooperation and communication while analyzing agricultural problems and developing solutions. The overall winner will receive a prize package including a trip to compete in the […]
Each year, Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers recognize members for their achievements through several awards presented at the OKFB Annual Meeting to be held Nov. 8-10, 2019 in downtown Oklahoma City. OKFB YF&R members are encouraged to apply for the awards, due to the home office by Oct. 1. YF&R Achievement Award The YF&R Achievement Award is presented to OKFB’s top young farmer and rancher, and is based on his or her efforts in production agriculture and leadership achievement. Applicants must be Farm Bureau members between the ages of 18 and 35 who are actively engaged in production […]