American Farmers & Ranchers/Oklahoma Farmers Union announces Madi Baughman, Lone Grove, was named to the 2015-2016 Youth Advisory Council at the organization’s annual Senior Leadership Summit July 30.

Council members participate in agriculture-based service projects throughout the year and assist in planning many AFR/OFU Youth Program activities. They also facilitate AFR/OFU events and act as mentors for younger Oklahoma youth.

The Council consists of high school juniors and seniors representing AFR/OFU youth from across the state. Other members of the 2015-2016 Council are Grant Wilber, Cherokee; Ashley Tucker, Fairview; Macee Hammack, Leedy; and Guess Leonard, Claremore.

The AFR/OFU Youth Advisory Council selection process includes a written application, an interview conducted by a panel of AFR/OFU members and leadership professionals and a speech given in front of the candidates’ peers. In addition to interview and application scores, a vote based on personal relationships is cast by students attending the summit, allowing all attendees to be involved in the selection process.