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American Farmers and Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union Welcomes New Careertech Director

Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:08:20 CDT

American Farmers and Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union Welcomes New Careertech Director

American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union (AFR/OFU) and Oklahoma’s agricultural education teachers welcomed the new state director of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education (CareerTech) with a reception at the Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City March 22. Robert Sommers, Middletown, Ohio, was named state director earlier this year and will officially join the organization April 1.

“We are proud to provide an opportunity to introduce Mr. Sommers to key leaders in our state,” said AFR/OFU President Terry Detrick. “Oklahoma benefits greatly from the availability of quality vocational education statewide, and we do everything we can to promote the CareerTech system.”

Sommers has 15 years of leadership experience in the career/technical education system in Ohio and has worked directly with that state’s governor on educational reform. He has also worked at the development level of career/technical education and has served as the superintendent of a high-performing career/technical educational district in Ohio. Of great importance to rural Oklahoma, Sommers has a background in agricultural education, with his direct teaching experience as a vocational agricultural instructor.

“In Oklahoma, career, technical and agricultural education go hand-in-hand,” said Detrick. “We are pleased to welcome Mr. Sommers to our great state. We look forward to supporting him as he works toward maintaining the Oklahoma CareerTech system as one of, if not the, best systems in the nation.”

American Farmers & Ranchers was established in 1905 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City. Affiliated with Oklahoma Farmers Union, AFR is actively supportive of Oklahoma’s agricultural industry and rural population, and provides educational, legislative, and cooperative programs across the state. AFR provides its insurance products statewide, and is recognized as a leading domestic insurance carrier in the state of Oklahoma.



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