MONDAY - FRIDAY
8:00 AM TO 12:00 PM
1:00 PM TO 4:30 PM
CLOSED FROM 12:00 TO 1:00 FOR LUNCH
Murfreesboro Office Glenwood Office
ANNUAL MEETING AND DINNER
THE PIKE COUNTY ANNUAL MEETING AND DINNER WILL BE THURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND FROM 5:00 P.M. TO 6:30 P.M. AT THE HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITY CENTER HERE IN MURFREESBORO. PAID MEMBERS ONLY, PLEASE. SAME WONDERFUL FOOD CATERED BY WOOD'S AT CAMDEN. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.
COUNTY BOARD MEETING
The Pike County Farm Bureau Board of Directors will meet on Thursday, August 21st, at 7:00 p.m. in the county office's Board Room, 310 3rd Avenue, Murfreesboro, AR 71958. The meeting will begin with a meal followed by a short business meeting.
GM Private Offer
Special General Motors private offer for Arkansas Farm Bureau Members!
Eligible Arkansas Farm Bureau members can now receive a $500 private offer* on each qualifying Chevrolet, GMC or Buick vehicle they purchase or lease. This Farm Bureau member exclusive is offered for vehicles purchased or leased through Farm Bureau's—GM PRIVATE OFFER at a participating GM dealerships.
Twenty-eight GM models are part of the program, including the Chevrolet Silverado HD, honored as the 2011 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. A broad range of other pick-up trucks, SUVs, sedans and crossovers also are included in the program.
To obtain your authorization number, visit www.fbverify.com/gm.
You MUST provide your Farm Bureau membership number to obtain your authorization number.
How to find your membership number
To redeem, provide your authorization number to your GM dealer.
To qualify for the offer, individuals must have been an Arkansas Farm Bureau member for at least 60 days prior to the date of delivery of the vehicle selected. Members may receive the incentive for the purchase or lease of multiple vehicles, including fleet vehicles purchased through GM's National Fleet Purchase Program. This incentive is stackable with other retail incentives. Contact dealership for full details. Program details and eligibility guidelines are available by contacting your county Farm Bureau. To print your certificate, visit www.fbverify.com/gm.
*Available on all 2011, 2012 and 2013 Chevrolet vehicles (excluding Volt). This offer is not compatible with other private offers. Only customers who have been active members of an eligible Farm Bureau for a minimum of 60 days will be eligible to receive a certificate. Customers can obtain certificates at www.fbverify.com/gm.
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ PIKE COUNTY FARM BUREAU SCHOLARSHIPMadison Webb, a graduate from Kirby High School, was the recipent of the 2014 Pike County Farm Bureau Scholarship. She is the daughter of Marc and Donna Webb and will be attending Henderson State University this fall. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
PIKE COUNTY FARM FAMILY
Kevin and Mike Baker, son and father, of Glenwood were selected as the Pike County 2014 Farm Family of the Year.
The Baker family’s honor was announced by representatives of Pike County Farm Bureau and The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. The organizations are chief sponsors of the program in Pike County.
A combination owner-renter independent operator, the Bakers raise cattle, chickens and hay at their Baker Road homestead location and other leased properties. The family started with 185 acres and has expanded their operation acreage, owning and leasing almost 800 acres, which now has cattle on five locations and two for hay growth. The family dedicates 200 acres of those acres for hay pasture, yielding an estimated 4-6 tons a year, and is constantly looking to lease more land, should it come available. They also raise/breed cattle and have a 14,000 flock chicken egg laying operation under contact with Keith Smith Company of Hot Springs.
It is fair to say that farming is in the family’s blood.
“My family has farmed for many years, so when I graduated high school, I bought cattle and began farming. It’s something I feel like I was born to do,” said Kevin, while Mike stated that he had been farming “all my life – almost 51 years.”
Mike notes that his wife, Denise, was in her family’s poultry business when they got married and got them together in raising layers, which he has now been doing for 25 years, and denotes cattle is “generation to generation in my family.”
Denise, formerly from Hopper, recently passed away in 2011 following a struggle with lymphoma.
Women's Committees Activities
In October, The Women's Committee assisted the County Health Department with the Murfreesboro School Flu Clinic and also the County wide Flu Clinic.
In September, The Women's Committee assisted with the County Annual Meeting and Dinner. They hosted Linda Parrish, the State Farm Bureau Women's Committee Officer. She gave a short presentation on Women's Committee Accomplishments.
In May, The Women's Committee conducted an Ag in The Class Room activity, at the city park in Murfreesboro, with the trailer that Mat Jackson brought to the county. The activity was conducted with 2 of the county schools 4th grade classes. We also had some small animals available and the local farm equipment company in town had farm equipment on display. Refreshments were provided by the Women's Committee.
In April, the Women's Committee assisted the County Extension Agent with the County 4-H Dairy Recipe Contest.
Elizabeth Evans of Murfreesboro and Emily Schee of Delight were the winners to represent our county at the state contest. We supplied the judges, Carey Beth Cole and Julie Compton for the contest. The county also donated the money to purchase aprons for the participants in the contest.
In February, a Food Check-Out-Week information booth was put in place at the CADC Senior Citizen Center in Murfreesboro. Members supplied handouts to the clients at the center. A monetary donation was also given to two food pantry sites in Murfreesboro and Glenwood. Food Check-Out Week is February 19 - 25.
In January, Pike County had a Sew With Cotton Contest. Rebehah Grubbs was the winner. Rebekah entered in the state contest. Pike County had 8 people attend the Women's Sew With Cotton luncheon.
Labor Day - September 2nd
Thanksgiving - November 28th and 29th
Christmas - December 24th and 25th
Pike County Staff:
Jeff Jones, Agency Manager
Steve Turner, Agent
Brittany Denton, Agent
President - Billy Maroon
Vice President - Glen Sweeden
Secretary/Treasurer - Tommy Fugitt
Board of Directors
Wanda O'Neal, Chairman