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2011 Press Releases

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Farm Bureau names Commodity Division Chairs

- Posted 12/11/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
New chairmen have been appointed to three of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s commodity divisions. Beginning in 2012, Terry Pollard of Greenway (Clay Co.) will chair the Cotton Division, Gene Pharr of Lincoln (Washington Co.) will chair the Poultry Division an...
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Longs named state Farm Family of the Year

- Posted 12/9/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Heath and Betsy Long of Tichnor (Arkansas County) are the 2011 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year, announced today at a luncheon honoring the county and district Farm Families of the Year.
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Veach to again lead Arkansas Farm Bureau

- Posted 12/2/2011 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 77th Annual...
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New Farm Bureau leadership award honors memory of Stanley Reed

- Posted 12/1/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Farmer Jeff Rutledge was honored as the first recipient of the Stanley E. Reed Leadership Award. Arkansas Farm Bureau created the award in honor one of its past presidents. Rutledge accepted the award from Reed’s widow Charlene and his son Nathan Th
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Farm Bureau awards top women's committee

- Posted 12/1/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
The Women’s Committee from Washington County is again Arkansas Farm Bureau’s top women’s group for 2011. The committee won its fourth consecutive Outstanding County Women’s Program award Thursday, Dec. 1, during Farm Bureau’s 77th Annual Conference a...
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Craighead repeats as top Farm Bureau county

- Posted 12/1/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
For the second consecutive year, Craighead County is the state’s top county Farm Bureau organization. Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach presented the President’s Award Dec. 1 to Craighead County President Dan Hosman at the organization’s 77t...
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Farm Bureau honors young farmers/ranchers

- Posted 12/1/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Jeremy, 31, and Magen Allen, 30, of Bismarck (Hot Spring County) are winners of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2011 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award. Farm Bureau honored the couple Dec. 1 at its 77th Annual Convention at the Peabody Hotel and State...
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Arkansas Farm Bureau 2011 Convention Audio

- Posted 11/30/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
ARFB Convention addresses from Arkansas Governor, Mike Beebe, Randy Veach, president of Arkansas Farm Bureau and Joe Quinn, Senior Director, Issue Management and Strategic Outreach, Walmart Stores, Inc. are available for download or streaming as MP3 ...
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Arkansas Farm Bureau's 77th Convention Convenes in Little Rock Nov. 30-Dec. 2

- Posted 11/21/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau’s role in providing an agricultural “Legacy” will be the focus for the organization’s 77th Annual Convention, scheduled for Nov. 30-Dec. 2 at the Peabody Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
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Three Farm Families Compete for Young Farmer & Rancher Award

- Posted 11/17/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Profiles of three 2011 Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmer & Rancher Achievement Award finalists-families are in the following releases. They are Jeremy and Magen Allen of Bismarck (Hot Spring County) who raise cattle and operate a custom feed and truc...
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Traditional Thanksgiving dinner to cost more in 2011

- Posted 11/10/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
It will cost families more to prepare the traditional Thanksgiving meal this year, due in part to significantly higher prices for frozen turkey and a gallon of milk. According to Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual survey, it will cost a family of 10, on a...
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Farm Bureau debuts new food blog site

- Posted 10/24/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Food. Everybody needs it. Everybody wants it. We think about it every day. We often plan our days around it. And many of our favorite TV shows are all about it.
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Agriculture Hall of Fame solicits nominations

- Posted 10/7/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is accepting nominees for induction into the class of 2011. The public can nominate new or previously nominated candidates who were not inducted. The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Committee makes the final se...
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Bishop to coordinate local affairs & rural development

- Posted 10/3/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Arkansas native Beau Bishop, 33, has joined Arkansas Farm Bureau as coordinator of local affairs and rural development. The position is a new one in Farm Bureau’s Governmental Affairs department.
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Justus Was Long-time Administrator at Arkansas Farm Bureau

- Posted 8/1/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Jack G. Justus, one of just five men to serve as executive vice president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, passed away Sunday. He spent 37 years with the organization, and served as its chief administrator from 1982-97.
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Eight District Farm Families of the Year Selected

- Posted 7/25/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Eight district winners in the 65th annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program have been selected. The district winners will be judged and the state winner will be announced at the Farm Family of the Year luncheon on Dec. 9 at the Wyndham Riverf
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Stanley Reed killed in auto accident

- Posted 7/15/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Stanley E. Reed, the ninth president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, died in a single-car accident Friday morning. A cotton farmer from Marianna (Lee County), Reed served as president of the organization from 2003-2008. He was 59.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Announces Scholarship Winners

- Posted 7/11/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship committee recently named nine award winners for the $2500 Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship for the 2011-2012 school year.
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Ark. Farm Bureau Officers Visit Korea, China

- Posted 7/8/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau’s officers returned in early July from a trade mission to Korea fully convinced of the need for Congress to pass pending free trade agreements with Korea, Panama and Columbia.
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Farm Bureau leaders will explore "New Fields" at conference

- Posted 7/6/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
More than 500 farm and ranch leaders will explore “New Fields” July 18-19 through speakers and workshops at Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 63rd annual Officers and Leaders Conference. The conference will be at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Hargrove dedicated life to furthering cause of agriculture

- Posted 7/2/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Nicky Hargrove of Stuttgart (Arkansas County), one of just 10 men to serve as president of Arkansas Farm Bureau over the organization’s 77-year history, lived his life in service to Arkansas agriculture
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Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest Winners Named

- Posted 6/2/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Holly Harvill of Paragould (Greene County) and Lauren Ince of Nashville (Howard County) were winners at the 54th annual Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest held June 1.
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New Venues Join Lineup of MASH Camps for '11

- Posted 6/1/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Three additional hospitals have joined the MASH (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camp lineup. Joining 25 other locations in conducting two-week camps this summer are Great River Medical Center at Blytheville, Delta Memorial Hospital at Du...
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Kaufman New Farm Bureau Safety Coordinator

- Posted 5/31/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Jason Kaufman recently joined Arkansas Farm Bureau as safety coordinator in the Organization and Member Programs department.
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Sutton joins Arkansas Farm Bureau P.R. team

- Posted 5/26/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Keith Sutton of Alexander recently joined Arkansas Farm Bureau as field communications coordinator in the Public Relations department. In that position, he will consult with county office staff and leaders on local, state and national public relation...
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Arkansas Farm Bureau appoints summer interns

- Posted 5/25/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Two college students are now getting work experience as summer interns with Arkansas Farm Bureau.
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Flooding's cost to Arkansas agriculture could top $500 million

- Posted 5/10/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
With more than 1 million acres of Arkansas cropland under water, the impact of flooding to Arkansas crops and forage is expected to top $500 million dollars, according to preliminary research by ag economists at the Arkansas Farm Bureau.
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Glenn grabs national excellence in ag teaching award

- Posted 4/25/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Sarah Glenn, a fourth-grade teacher at Huntsville Intermediate School, is one of five national “Excellence in Teaching About Agriculture” award recipients. The U.S. Department of Agriculture gives the award through its Agriculture in the Classroom pr...
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Munn awarded Farm Bureau Vines Scholarship

- Posted 4/14/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Allison Munn of Pocahontas, a junior broadcast journalism major at Arkansas State University, is the 2011 recipient of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship. The award was announced at the University’s College of Communications Hon...
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Winners named in Farm Bureau safety poster contest

- Posted 4/13/2011 at 12:00 a.m.
Winners in Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2011 safety poster contest have been announced. The theme of this year’s contest was “Growing the Most Important Crop.” County Farm Bureau organizations conducted contests locally with winners in each age category q
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