HOT SPRINGS — Craighead County is the state’s
top county Farm Bureau organization for 2010. Arkansas Farm Bureau
President Randy Veach presented the President’s Award Dec. 2 to
Craighead County President David Gairhan at the organization’s 76th
Annual Convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
“I’m proud of our county, and I’m proud of the leadership in our county. It was a team effort,” Gairhan said.
Counties competing for the President’s Award must earn a
Gold Star in each of 10 categories and be a top scorer in their
respective membership category. The 10 Gold Star categories are
membership acquisition, organization, public relations, commodity
services, governmental affairs, women’s and Young Farmers &
Ranchers activities, member services, safety, and youth.
The other finalists for the President’s Award were Clark, Cross, Drew and Stone counties.
In addition to those mentioned above, other counties
earning 10 Gold Stars were Woodruff, Jackson, Carroll, Van Buren,
Boone, Independence, Yell, Benton, Mississippi, Pope, Saline, Washington
and White counties.
Awards also went to area counties achieving the highest
percentage of quota and highest numerical gains in Farm Bureau
memberships. Those counties are: in the Southwest Area, Scott County;
Northcentral Area, Cleburne County; Southcentral Area, Dallas County;
Northwest Area, Madison County for highest percentage of quota and
Boone County for highest numerical gain; Northeast Area, Greene County;
and in the Southeast Area, Drew County.