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Oxners named state Farm Family of the Year

- Posted 12/10/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Michael and Sarah Oxner of Searcy (White County) are the 2010 Arkansas Farm
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Veach's third term to lead Arkansas Farm Bureau

- Posted 12/3/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Randy Veach and Rich Hillman will continue as president and vice president, respectively, of Arkansas Farm Bureau following their re-election Friday. Delegates also re-elected seven board members during the final day of the organization’s 76th Annual...
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Farm Bureau awards top women

- Posted 12/2/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
The Women’s Committee from Washington County is again Arkansas Farm Bureau’s top women’s group for 2010. The committee won its third consecutive Outstanding County Women’s Program award Thursday, Dec. 2, during Farm Bureau’s 76th Annual Conference at...
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Craighead named top county Farm Bureau

- Posted 12/2/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
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 a...
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Farm Bureau honors young farm/ranch families

- Posted 12/2/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Brian and Elizabeth Walker of Horatio (Sevier County) are winners of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2010 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. Farm Bureau honored the couple Dec. 2 at its 76th Annual Convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau 2010 Convention Audio

- Posted 12/1/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
ARFB Convention addresses from Arkansas Governor, Mike Beebe and Randy Veach, president of Arkansas Farm Bureau, are available for download or streaming as MP3 audio files. Simply select the address you would like to hear in the player below.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau's 76th Convention to Convene at Hot Springs Dec. 1-3

- Posted 11/17/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau’s role in “Feeding the Future” will be the focus for the organization’s 76th Annual Convention, scheduled for Dec. 1-3 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Top Young Farmer and Rancher Finalists Profiled

- Posted 11/16/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Profiles of three 2010 Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award finalists-families are in the following releases.
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Thanksgiving feast cost drops for second straight year

- Posted 11/12/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
It will cost families less to prepare the traditional Thanksgiving meal this year, due in part to discounted turkey prices. According to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual survey, it will cost a family of 10, on average, $39.61, or just under $4 per perso...
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Agriculture Hall of Fame seeks nominations

- Posted 10/12/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Nominations are being accepted for the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame. The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame was created 23 years ago to recognize Arkansans who are, or have been, pioneers in the farm industry. Additionally, it spotlights inductee...
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Victory Named Farm Bureau Rural Health Coordinator

- Posted 10/4/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Jennifer Victory has been named rural health programs coordinator for Arkansas Farm Bureau. She has served as safety coordinator for the organization since 2006. She succeeds Ken Tillman who retired from the organization after 33 years.
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Stroh Named Farm Bureau Southeast Area Coordinator

- Posted 8/24/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Steven Stroh recently joined Arkansas Farm Bureau as southeast area coordinator in the Organization and Member Programs Department.
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Top Young Farmers & Ranchers named

- Posted 8/12/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Three families are finalists in Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award competition.
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Farm Bureau leaders will find “A Unity of Purpose” at conference

- Posted 7/6/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
More than 400 farm and ranch leaders will find “A Unity of Purpose” July 19-20 through speakers and workshops at Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 62nd annual Officers and Leaders Conference. The conference is at the Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Spr...
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Eight District Farm Families of the Year Selected

- Posted 6/29/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
District winners of the 64th annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program have been selected. The eight district winners will be individually judged and the state winner will be announced at the Farm Family of the Year luncheon on Dec. 10 at the W
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Announces Scholarship Winners

- Posted 6/22/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship committee recently named the recipients of its $2000 Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship for the 2010-2011 school year.
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Dairy Foods Contest winners named

- Posted 6/2/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Ethan Ferren of Searcy (White County) and Carley Allen of Ozone (Johnson County) are winners at the 53rd annual Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest held June 2.
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Farm Bureau honors the life of Whisenhunt

- Posted 5/30/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Andrew Whisenhunt, one of just 10 men to serve as president of Arkansas Farm Bureau over the organization’s 75-year history, lived his adult life promoting Arkansas agriculture and the rural way of life.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau appoints summer interns 2010

- Posted 5/26/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Two college students are now getting work experience as summer interns with Arkansas Farm Bureau. Tara L. Johnson, 20, is the Public Relations intern. She is the daughter of Thomas and Linda Johnson of Lead Hill (Boone County). Johnson is a junior a
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Farm Bureau names winners in safety poster contest

- Posted 5/4/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau has announced the winners in its annual statewide safety poster contest. The contest is for elementary students in two categories, grades 1-3 and grades 4-6. It is designed to increase awareness on the part of the children and t
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ASU junior receives Farm Bureau Vines Scholarship

- Posted 4/15/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Shannon O’Nale of Cabot, a junior broadcast journalism major at Arkansas State University, is the 2010 recipient of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship. The award was announced at the University’s College of Communications Honors...
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Glenn Named Outstanding Teacher by Farm Bureau

- Posted 4/8/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Sarah Glenn, a fourth-grade teacher at Huntsville Intermediate School, is Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2010 Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher
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Agriculture Safety Awareness Week is March 7-13

Vocational agriculture students from high schools in Woodruff County will participate in a safety program at the Greenway John Deere dealership in Augusta, March 11. Arkansas Farm Bureau is conducting the event as part of Agriculture Safety Awareness...
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Farm Bureau donation to Ronald McDonald House commemorates Food Check-Out Week Feb. 21-27

- Posted 2/18/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau will donate more than three months worth of meals and food items to Little Rock’s Ronald McDonald House, in observance of the 13th annual Food Check-Out Week .
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Agriculture Hall of Fame to induct five new members 2010

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame will induct five men whose leadership and service have brought distinction to Arkansas agriculture, the state’s largest industry.
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Farm Bureau questions President’s budget changes

Arkansas Farm Bureau is questioning some of President Obama’s recent proposed budget changes. That proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2011 includes substantial cuts to farm programs, including a 25-percent cut to direct payments and an AGI reduction of ...
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Farm Bureau supports Sen. Lincoln’s effort to stop EPA regulation of greenhouse gases

- Posted 1/26/2010 at 12:00 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau supports Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s effort to restrict the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gases. Last week the senator from Arkansas, who is chairwoman of the Senate Ag Committee, created a bipartisan effo...
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