I'm considering using the new "social groups" function to house the state forums.
A social group would be created for each state and you would join the state(s) you're interested in. You can post new threads/replies, pictures, and see who else is a member of that group (and presumably from your area).
The Oklahoma forum seems to be one of the busiest so I've chosen you to test it out. Please take a look here...https://www.veggieboards.com/boards/group.php
Try joining, posting/replying to a topic, or adding a picture.
If you can't see it or can't join/use it let me know. I may not have everything set up properly.