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Long-Time AFR President Terry Detrick to Retire After 33 Years of Service to Members and Youth

Mon, 08 Oct 2018 11:51:38 CDT

Long-Time AFR President Terry Detrick to Retire After 33 Years of Service to Members and Youth With his organization’s annual convention coming up, long-time board member and president of the American Farmers & Ranchers, Terry Detrick, recently announced his decision not to seek reelection to his position this next year with plans to retire after a 33-year career in AFR’s leadership. Detrick talked about his experiences with the organization during a reception in his honor at the Tulsa State Fair with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays. Listen to their complete conversation by clicking or tapping the LISTEN BAR below at the bottom of the page.


“I am so blessed that my membership had seen it fit to give me this opportunity to serve,” Detrick said. “In February, it will be 33 years since I was first elected to the board of directors and have loved getting to know all the friends I’ve met and the wonderful, wonderful people I have worked with.”


Detrick has always been a steadfast supporter in AFR’s youth programs and spoke to the joy he has taken over the years watching so many of the state’s young leaders grow up through the organization into adulthood. That enthusiasm was evident at the Tulsa State Fair Livestock Show where Detrick’s encouraging presence was felt by all those who competed this year.


“I feel like I’ve had an opportunity to help raise these young people and we’ve got the cream of the crop here in Oklahoma,” he remarked. “I’m just so proud to have had the opportunity to work with them, encourage them and the other people. I’m not the only one- I’m surrounded by a mass of adults that have the same goals, in all different organizations. I’m just fortunate to have had a position with ours that I could contribute a little.”


If America has ever been in need of leadership, Detrick says it is now more than ever, but insists that today’s youth give him hope for what lies in the future.


“To see this crop of young people we’re growing in rural Oklahoma and rural America, it gives me faith in tomorrow,” he said.


The members of AFR will vote for Detrick’s replacement during the organization’s annual convention scheduled for February 15-17, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in Norman, Okla. Learn more about AFR, by clicking over to their website.



   



   

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