LITTLE ROCK — 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 at the Peabody Hotel and Statehouse Convention Center
in Little Rock.
Querita Faddis accepted the award for Washington County.
Each year, Arkansas Farm Bureau honors the county Women’s
Committee that exhibits exemplary support of its county organization,
activities and goals. Farm Bureau women help accomplish the
organization’s mission by working with local schools, educating
children about agriculture and where they get their food, fiber and
fuel. From a variety of Ag in the Classroom activities to informing
people how safe and affordable our food is, the women of Farm Bureau
enthusiastically represent the organization by telling the farming
Farm Bureau also recognized its Sew With Cotton Contest
winners, Brenda Sandage of Batesville (Independence County) and Nicole
Foster of Viola (Fulton County). There were 29 contestants in the
Sandage earned the Adult Sweepstakes win and Foster, 14,
took the Youth Sweepstakes. Sandage had earlier won the Adult Dress
category and Foster, the Youth Dress category. She is a freshman at
Viola High School and is the daughter of Chad and Jamie Foster.
Both take home Husqvarna serger sewing machines, and each won $400.
Competition sponsors included Arkansas Farm Bureau and the
University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension
Service in cooperation with Family & Consumer Science Teachers.