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For Immediate Release

Sutton joins Arkansas Farm Bureau P.R. team

5/26/2011 at 12:00 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK — 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 relations issues relating to agriculture. He also will serve as chief photographer for Farm Bureau events and editor of two Farm Bureau newsletters, Farm Bureau Press and AM Update.

Sutton succeeds Jim Kester, who retires May 31 after 42 years with Farm Bureau.

Most recently, Sutton was executive director of the Future Fisherman Foundation, a national nonprofit organization involved with youth fishing education. Before that, he served 19 years as magazine editor for the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in Little Rock.

Sutton is a well-known writer, photographer, editor and lecturer. He has written more than 3,200 articles for major magazines, newspapers and websites and was host of two outdoor programs on ESPN. He has written 11 books, including Hunting Arkansas, Fishing Arkansas and Fishing for Catfish.

"We are excited to have Keith as a member of our public relations team," said Steve Eddington, director of public relations for Arkansas Farm Bureau. "His deep experiences and strong personal skills will make him a real asset for our county Farm Bureau organizations, especially as those volunteers expand their efforts to tell consumers about the hard-working farmers who are responsible for raising animals and growing our crops. One of the primary missions of Arkansas Farm Bureau is to share the story of the value and importance of agriculture, and I know Keith Sutton will help us with that effort."

A native of Cherry Valley (Cross County), Sutton holds a bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University. His wife Theresa is an administrative assistant at Easter Seals-Arkansas in Little Rock. They have six sons, aged 19 to 35.


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Keith Sutton


Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of almost 220,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.


For more information contact:

Steve Eddington
(501) 228-1383
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203


Gregg Patterson
(501) 228-1282
PO Box 31, Little Rock 72203

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