OKLAHOMA CITY — More than 2,000 students statewide competed in the 2022 American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) Cooperative Poster Contest. Participation is limited to Oklahoma elementary students in two age divisions—Division I for students in grades 1-2 and Division II for students in grades 3-4. The top five posters in each division received cash awards.
Through agriculture-based themes, the annual contest allows educators to promote agriculture and to introduce aspects of the industry to students and parents alike. This year’s theme was “Farm to Fork.”
“We are proud to sponsor a contest that educates and encourages creativity in our state’s youth,” said AFR Cooperative President Scott Blubaugh. “Agriculture is an incredibly important part of Oklahoma’s history and Oklahoma today. We are pleased to provide an opportunity for families to learn about it.”
The 2022 AFR Poster Contest Top 5 Division I:
First Place: Naomi Rodriguez, Coolidge
Second Place: Ryler Jones, Canton
Third Place: Kinley Peterson, Cherokee
Fourth Place: Kent Oxford, Prather Brown
Fifth Place: Arly Williams, Washington
The 2022 AFR Poster Contest Top 5 Division II:
First Place: Kevin Solis, Garfield
Second Place: Giselle Sandoval, Watonga
Third Place: Agail Hernandez, Garfield
Fourth Place: Aubree Cudmore, Cherokee
Fifth Place: Riley Cook, Garber
The 2022 AFR Poster Contest Top 10 Finalist:
Kate Pinkerton, Holy Trinity
Leo Lopez, Prather Brown
Kinsley Bagwell, Prather Brown
Kylie Florez, Garfield
Maizy Underwood, Taft
Miah Camarena, Monroe
Rosa Resendez, Carnegie
Kooper Taylor, Binger-Oney
Kensliegh Rodgers, Valliant
Josephy McCartney, Wagoner
The poster contest is just one of several AFR Youth Program traditions. In addition, the organization also offers a speech contest series, a summer youth leadership summit, statewide scholarships, livestock handling and skills contests, livestock judging and grading competitions and many other leadership opportunities.
For more information on the AFR Poster Contest or other AFR Youth Program events, contact AFR Youth Coordinator Tailor Atkinson at (405)218-5566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFR Cooperative is a membership services organization established in 1905 as Oklahoma Farmers Union. AFR provides educational, legislative and cooperative programs across the state and serves as a watchdog for Oklahoma’s family farmers and ranchers and rural communities. The organization is actively supportive of the state’s agricultural industry and rural population with membership consisting of farmers actively involved in production agriculture and non-farmers adding their voice in support of AFR principles.