American Farm Bureau recently appointed Ottawa County Farm Bureau member Alisen Anderson to the AFBF Young Farmers and Ranchers Committee.
Anderson will serve a two-year term beginning in February 2022. She will be serving on the 16-member committee to assist in the coordination of YF&R events, competitive events and the Harvest for All program.
“We are honored to have Alisen selected to serve on the YF&R committee and represent Oklahoma’s farmers and ranchers,” said Rodd Moesel, Oklahoma Farm Bureau president. “She continues to be a great asset for our state, and we cannot wait to see the impact she will make on the state and national organization.”
Anderson alongside her husband, Jared, own and operate Anders Farms near Miami, where they grow corn, wheat and soybeans. They also manage and operate their family ranch of 500 commercial cattle as they raise their three children, Grace, Colton and Piper.
“This opportunity to serve on the committee is one of the greatest honors in my personal and professional life,” Anderson said. “I am excited to give back to fellow farmers and ranchers who are feeding our world. I am thankful OKFB and AFBF granting me this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of service.”
Anderson also works an agriculture instructor at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College in Miami, where she helped establish the NEO Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter. The chapter offers students an opportunity to discover the diversity of the agriculture industry, develop leadership skills and give back to the community.
“Alisen’s selection to serve on the YF&R committee is a testament to the job she does in the classroom, in our community, and across the state,” said Kyle Stafford, NEO president. “She is a tireless advocate in developing the next generation of agricultural leaders. I appreciate AFBF for recognizing her efforts and the impact she has made in the agriculture community.”