LITTLE ROCK – 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 77th Annual Convention at the Peabody Hotel and
Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
“I’m proud of our county, and I’m proud of the leadership in our county. It was a team effort,” Hosman 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 Conway, Cross, Sharp and Woodruff counties.
In addition to those mentioned above, other counties earning 10 Gold Stars were Newton, Jackson, and Pope 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, Lafayette
County; Northcentral Area, Cleburne County; Southcentral Area, Calhoun
County; Northwest Area, Sebastian County and in the Southeast Area,