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Farm Bureau awards top women’s committee

Washington County wins fifth in a row; Stitcher sews up cotton win

11/29/2012 at 12:00 a.m.

HOT SPRINGS — The Women’s Committee from Washington County has won its fifth consecutive Outstanding County Women’s Program award. The group was recognized Nov. 29, during Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 78th Annual Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center.

County Women’s Committee Chairwoman Cassie Davis 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 and ranching story.  

Farm Bureau also recognized its Sew With Cotton Contest winners at the Women’s Luncheon and Sew With Cotton Fashion Show. Roseanne Stitcher of Cave City (Sharp County) earned the Adult Sweepstakes win, and Renea Foster of Viola (Fulton County) won the Youth Sweepstakes. There were 50 contestants in the competition.  

Stitcher had earlier won the Adult Suit category and Foster, 16, the Youth Dress category. She is a junior at Viola High School and is the daughter of Rick and Rita 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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Cassie Davis, 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 78th Annual Convention on Nov. 29 in Hot Springs. This is the fifth consecutive year Washington County Farm Bureau has received this honor.

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Rosanne Stitcher (left) of Cave City and Renea Foster of Viola were named Sweepstakes Winners in Arkansas Farm Bureau's Sew with Cotton Competition on Nov. 29 at the organization's annual meeting in Hot Springs. They each took home $400 and a Husqvarna serger sewing machine for their achievements.

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


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

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