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Congressman Lucas Headlines 107th AFR Convention

Wed, 08 Feb 2012 13:19:30 CST

Congressman Lucas Headlines 107th AFR Convention American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) will host their 107th Annual Convention in Norman, Oklahoma, at the Embassy Suites & Conference Center Feb. 17-18, 2012. Headlining the convention is House Agriculture Committee Chairman and Oklahoman Frank Lucas, (R-Cheyenne). This year’s convention theme is “AFR: Honor, Heritage, Responsibility.”

“When discussing a theme for this year’s convention, I thought back on the past year we’ve had and the three words, ‘Honor, Heritage, Responsibility,’ simplify our focus for 2012,” said AFR President Terry Detrick. “With agriculture being the second largest industry in Oklahoma, it is our responsibility to help this industry grow in our state and our farm organization and insurance companies want to do just that.”

The AFR Convention will feature the annual business meeting for both Oklahoma Farmers Union Cooperative and the AFR Mutual Insurance Company as well as discussion and adoption of AFR’s legislative policy. On Friday evening, February 17th, the AFR Political Action Committee will hold an auction which will be followed by the campaign speeches from all candidates vying for the AFR Board of Directors and Officer seats. The night will conclude with a live band, Joe Settlemires & Showband from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.

On Saturday, attendees will be educated and entertained by a slate of speakers discussing legislative issues, water and environmental issues, transportation issues, education, youth program awards and more. Election results will be announced that afternoon and the convention will conclude with an evening banquet. Chairman Lucas will offer the keynote address and entertainment will be provided by the Dove Brothers Quartet, Salute to the American Farmer Tour.

“We look forward to a positive convention and outcome,” Detrick said. “I hope that AFR’s membership continues to rise in order to better honor those around us and who have gone before us, remember where we came from and always be responsible for our future.”

American Farmers & Ranchers is a 107-year-old company, headquartered in Oklahoma City, providing educational, legislative, cooperative programs and insurance products across the state.



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