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Pike County Farm Bureau
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Murfreesboro, AR 71958-9701
805 N First St
Glenwood, AR 71943
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Our offices will be closed at both locations, Wednesday, November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day. 

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Pike County Sweeps the Sew With Cotton Contests. This contest is sponsored by Farm Bureau and is held during their annual convention at the Convention Center in Little Rock. Maria Eatmon, the 15 year old daughter of Ace and Brenda Eatmon of Delight, won sweepstakes in the junior division of the Sew With Cotton Contest held last week. Maria made brown gauchos, and a print western shirt which featured yokes and a band down the front edged with brown piping. She is a member of the Delightful Helping Hands 4-H club. Tracy Lamb, also of Delight, won sweepstakes in the adult division with brown corduroy jeans, and a print open collar blouse. She knitted a red and green shawl and leggings which could be reversed to compliment her outfit. Both of these winners received $400 in prize money and a Husqvarna Viking serger valued at $700. The third contestant from our county was Yvonne Edwards, of Kirby, who placed second with a beautiful bargello baby quilt in shades of purple fabric. This is the first time a quilt/wall hanging category was available. Her prize was $250.
Each county may send one contestant to the Sew With Cotton contest in adult divisions of Dressy Cotton Ensemble, and Cotton Sportswear. Junior divisions are: Dressy Cotton Ensemble, and Cotton Sportswear / School wear. A Special Category is for clothing made for someone else. The Quilt/Wall Hanging category was new this year. Both the Special and Quilt categories are open to both youth and adult. Garments must be made by the contestant and must be 100 percent cotton fabric. For more information about this contest for next year, please contact County Extension Agent - Eva Langley at 870-285-2161.
Pike County Farm Bureau's Women's Committee sponsored a booth at the Community Trunk or Treat held on the square in downtown Murfreesboro Halloween night. The event was a success and everyone enjoyed a spooktacular time.

Monday, September 21, was our Annual Meeting and Dinner. We had a very enjoyable evening visiting with our members. There were 455 in attendance for the meal. We had a drawing for three door prizes and the recipients were as follows. Madelyn Dunlap and Joe Dallas were the $25.00 winners and Sue Lee was the $50.00 winner. Hope you were able to attend.




Logan Foshee, a graduate from Kirby High School, was the recipient of the 2015 Pike County Farm Bureau Scholarship. He is the son of Mark and Pam Foshee and will be attending Harding University this fall.




Bruce and Paulette Stewart of Kirby are Pike County's 2015 Farm Family. Their farm, known as the Circle S, is located three miles South of Kirby. The family have been under contract with Cargill for 28 years.
Paulette has helped work the farm for 15 years, along with managing the household. Their three sons, Chad, Wade, and Kobie have all contributed their time on the farm. Son Wade, is now a full-time employee of the family operation.
As the Pike County Farm Family, the Stewart's joined 74 other county farm families vying for district and state recognition as the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year, which will be announced in December at a banquet at the Wyndham Riverfront in North Little Rock.


 GM Private Offer

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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.

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You MUST provide your Farm Bureau membership number to obtain your authorization number.
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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


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*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


Office Holidays

Veteran's Day - Wednesday, November 11th

Thanksgiving - Thursday & Friday, November 26th & 27th

Christmas -  Thursday & Friday, December 24th and 25th


Pike County Staff:

Jeff Jones, Agency Manager

Steve Turner, Agent

Brittany Harris, Agent


Dorothy Miller

Lori White


President - Billy Maroon                                      

Vice President - Glen Sweeden
Secretary/Treasurer - Tommy Fugitt

Board of Directors

Kevin Baker
Paul Baker
Basel Cox
Johnny Hale
Marc Jackson
Scott Maroon
Dewight Reid
Stanley Rhodes
Randy Stewart
David Terrell
Dean Turner
Steve Watts

Womens Committee

Wanda O'Neal, Chairman
Arlene Fugitt
Becky Jones
Louise Maroon
Georgia Rhodes
Susie Sweeden
Virginia Terrell

Agricultural Profile


2007 Census of Agriculture
Average Age of Farmer 57
Number of Farms (farms) 425
Primary occupation is Farming 206
Land in Farms (acres) 83,570
Rented Land (acres) 17,579
Irrigated land (acres) 566
Market value of land & buildings ($1000) $192,320
Land & buildings avg per acre ($) $2,301
Market value of Equipment ($1000) $33,127
Government payments ($1000) $115

Type of Organization

2007 Census of Agriculture
Family or individual (farms) 391
Family or individual (acres) 73,374
Partnership (farms) 20
Partnership (acres) 5,173
Corporation - Family Held (farms) 10
Corporation - Family Held (acres) 3,862
Other (farms) 1
Other (farms) 3
Other (acres) (D)
Other (acres) (D)

Farm Income

Bureau of Economic Analysis
($1,000 unless otherwise stated) 5-Yr Average 2008
Total Cash Receipts & Other Income* $93,959 $94,389
    Cash Receipts: Livestock & Products $89,031 $89,796
    Cash Receipts: Crops $822 $765
    Other Income $4,106 $3,828
Total Production Expenses $62,235 $72,600
    Feed Purchased $14,983 $21,802
    Livestock Purchased $19,037 $17,597
    Seed Purchased $50
    Fertilizer & Lime (incl ag Chemicals) $958 $1,137
    Petroleum Products $2,239 $2,282
    Hired Farm Labor Expenses $2,723 $2,882
    All Other Production Expenses $22,245 $26,861
Realized Net Income $31,725 $21,789

Commodity Profile


Cattle Inventory NASS 2010: Other data 2007 Census
  Number of Farms Inventory
All Cattle 286 41,000
Beef Cows 260 11,600
Milk Cows - -
Swine 25 26,738
Horses 139 565
Broilers 40 2,025,030
Layers >20 Weeks 37 664,375
Pullets 15 431,303
Turkeys - -
Aquaculture -


NASS 2009 Production Data:
2007 Census Farm Numbers
    Number of Farms Acres Production
Hay dry tons 266 16,242 48,657
Orchards 2 (D)
Vegetables 1 (D)


2009 Forest Inventory and Analysis Arkansas Forestry Commission
Land Area (Acres) Land by Ownership (Acres) Harvested Timber (Tons)
Forestland 297,620 Private 287,679 96.7 % Pine 711,913
Total 402,701 State Local 0 0.0 % Hardwood 109,938
Percent 73.9 % Federal 9,941 3.3 % Total Tonage 821,851

Economic Profile

Employee Compensation by Sector

Bureau of Economic Analysis
($1,000 unless otherwise stated) 5-Yr Average 2008
Farm Employee Compensation $2,321 $2,559
Private Employee Compensation $67,877 $67,544
    Manufacturing $13,962 $11,987
        Food manufacturing $0
        Wood product manufacturing $10,322 $8,713
        Paper manufacturing $0 $0
Gov & Gov enterprises $32,151 $34,450
Employee Compensation, recv'd $102,349 $104,553
Total avg comp per job (dollars) $31,585 $33,575


Bureau of Economic Analysis
5-Yr Average 2008
Private employment 2,899 2,755
    Manufacturing 449 365
Gov & Gov enterprises 826 798
Farm employment 485 518
Total employment 4,208 4,071

Personal Income

Bureau of Economic Analysis
5-Yr Average 2008
Personal income ($1,000) $287,988 $308,150
Per capita personal income $26,599 $28,997
Full & part-time employment 4,208 4,071
Population 10,827 10,627

(D) indicates the data is not shown to avoid disclosure of confidential innumFormation, but the estimates for this item are included in the totals.
(L) Less than $50,000, but the estimates for this item are included in the totals.