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For Immediate Release

Farm Bureau awards top women's committee

12/1/2011 at 12:00 a.m.


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 story.  

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 competition. 

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.   

 

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Querita Faddis, chairwoman of the Washington County Farm Bureau Women's Committee, accepted the Outstanding County Farm Bureau Women's Committee award from Randy Veach, Arkansas Farm Bureau president. The award, which honors the state's top Farm Bureau women's committee, was presented at Arkansas Farm Bureau's 77th Annual Convention on Dec. 1 in Little Rock. This is the fourth consecutive year Washington County Farm Bureau has received this honor.

 

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Brenda Sandage of Batesville took home $400 and a serger sewing machine after being named Adult Sweepstakes Winner in Arkansas Farm Bureau's Sew with Cotton Competition on Dec. 1 at the organization's annual meeting in Little Rock.

 

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Nicole Foster of Viola took home $400 and a serger sewing machine after being named Youth Sweepstakes Winner in Arkansas Farm Bureau's Sew with Cotton Competition. Gene Martin of Farm Bureau made the presentation Dec. 1 at the organization's annual meeting in Little Rock. Nicole, 14, is a freshman at Viola High School and the daughter of Chad and Jamie Foster.

 

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 210,000 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

Gregg Patterson
gregg.patterson@arfb.com
(501) 228-1282
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

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