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Carter assumes expanded role at ArFB

LITTLE ROCK — Warren Carter has been promoted to vice president of public policy at Arkansas Farm Bureau, the state’s largest agricultural advocacy organization.

In this expanded role, Carter will have management responsibility for the commodity and regulatory affairs and governmental affairs departments, using their collective efforts to promote Farm Bureau policy positions to the organization’s various constituencies.

“Our public policy efforts form the foundation of the organization,” said Randy Veach, president of Arkansas Farm Bureau. “Our policy is defined through a grass-roots system that involves every county Farm Bureau, each of our commodity divisions and various Farm Bureau committees. Warren will work to support our policy efforts with decision makers at the local, state and national level.”

A native of Mantee, Miss., Carter has served as director of commodity and regulatory affairs for the past 10 years. He joined Farm Bureau in 1987, after earning bachelor and master’s degrees in agricultural economics from Mississippi State University. 

Organizationally, the commodity and regulatory affairs and governmental affairs departments will function separately at this time, with any structural changes being determined over time, according to Ewell Welch, the organization’s executive vice president. Carter will also assist Welch with other administrative duties as part of a long-term management plan put in place with the ArFB board of directors.

“Warren has demonstrated a deep commitment to agriculture and to Arkansas’ farmers and ranchers,” Welch said. “His constant focus is on meeting the needs of Arkansas Farm Bureau members.”

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Warren Carter

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization of more than 200,000 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

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