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For Immediate Release

Top Young Farmers & Ranchers named

Achievement Award finalists announced at annual conference

8/12/2010 at 12:00 a.m.


LITTLE ROCK — Three families are finalists in Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award competition.

They are:

  • Jeremy and Megan Allen of Bismarck (Hot Spring County).  They have a feeder calf and laying hen operation.

  • Josh and Melissa Cureton of Cash (Craighead County). They produce rice and soybeans.

  • Brian and Elizabeth Walker of Horatio (Sevier County). The have a cow-calf operation, poultry and hay.

Arkansas Farm Bureau’s YF&R Achievement Award recognizes farmers and ranchers 18-35 for exemplary effort in farming and ranching, leadership and community involvement. The winning couple will be announced at Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual convention Dec. 1-3 in Hot Springs. They will receive a Chevrolet Quad-Cab four-wheel-drive pickup truck. The winners also get an expenses-paid trip to the 2011 American Farm Bureau Federation convention in January in Atlanta, Ga. There, they will compete with YF&R Achievement Award winners from the other 49 states and Puerto Rico.  

 

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Jeremy and Megan Allen with 5-year-old Lane and two-year-old Brody.

 

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Josh and Melissa Cureton.

 

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Brian and Elizabeth Walker with two-year-old Rhett and 4-year-old Reese.

 

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 220,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

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For more information contact:

Steve Eddington
steve.eddington@arfb.com
(501) 228-1383
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

or

Jim Kester
jim.kester@arfb.com
(501) 228-1274
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

 

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