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Carter assumes expanded role at ArFB

Warren Carter has been promoted to vice president of public policy at Arkansas Farm Bureau, the state’s largest agricultural advocacy organization.
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DeSalvos named Arkansas Farm Family of the Year

- Posted 12/6/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
The DeSalvo family of Center Ridge (Conway County) is the 2012 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year, announced today at the annual Farm Family Day luncheon honoring the county and district Farm Families of the Year.
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Veach remains Arkansas Farm Bureau Leader

- Posted 11/30/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Randy Veach and Rich Hillman will continue as president and vice president, respectively, of Arkansas Farm Bureau following their re-election Friday.
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Judsonia’s Gillam wins Farm Bureau leadership award

- Posted 11/29/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Farmer Jeremy Gillam of Judsonia (White County) is the 2012 recipient of the Stanley E. Reed Leadership Award from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation.
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Stone is top Farm Bureau county

- Posted 11/29/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Stone County is the state’s top county Farm Bureau organization.
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Farm Bureau awards top women’s committee

- Posted 11/29/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
The Women’s Committee from Washington County has won its fifth consecutive Outstanding County Women’s Program award.
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Farm Bureau honors young farmers/ranchers

- Posted 11/29/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Dan and Mikki Hosman of Jonesboro (Craighead County) are winners of Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2012 Young Farmers & Ranchers Achievement Award.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau 2012 Convention Audio

- Posted 11/28/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
ARFB Convention addresses from Arkansas Governor, Mike Beebe and Randy Veach, president of Arkansas Farm Bureau are available for download or streaming as MP3 audio files.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau sets 78th Convention

- Posted 11/14/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau will plant Seeds of Change at its 78th Annual Convention, set for Nov. 28-30 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Thanksgiving dinner to cost only a penny more in 2012

- Posted 11/8/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
It will cost families only one cent more on average to prepare the traditional Thanksgiving meal this year, due largely to a stabilizing of prices for frozen turkey and a gallon of whole milk.
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Agriculture Hall of Fame solicits nominations

- Posted 10/30/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is accepting nominees for induction into the class of 2012. The public can nominate new or previously nominated candidates who were not inducted.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Endorses Issue #1

- Posted 10/1/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation has endorsed Issue #1, the highway bond initiative which will be voted on by Arkansans in the upcoming election.
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Farm Bureau’s Veach Selected for Honorary American FFA Degree

- Posted 9/7/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Randy Veach of Manila (Mississippi County), president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau, has been selected to receive the Honorary American FFA Degree, given to those who advance agricultural education and FFA through outstanding personal commitment.
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Top young farmers and ranchers named

- Posted 8/30/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Finalists for the 2012 Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Achievement Award were announced recently at the organization’s YF&R Leadership Conference in Little Rock.
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Williams Named 2012-13 Miss Arkansas Rice

- Posted 8/22/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Meredith Williams of Searcy (White County) was named 2012-13 Miss Arkansas Rice at the Brinkley Convention Center, Aug. 18.
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Farm Bureau applauds Beebe’s emergency livestock program

- Posted 8/15/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau applauded Gov. Mike Beebe’s release of $2 million for an emergency livestock program, saying the state-wide drought has pushed livestock producers into a crisis situation.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Begins No-Hassle Vehicle Purchasing Experience for Members

- Posted 8/13/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau is pleased to introduce a new, no-hassle vehicle purchase program for members who dread the process of buying a new or used car or truck.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Announces Scholarship Winners

- Posted 7/18/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau Scholarship Foundation Committee recently met to determine the 11 recipients of the $2,500 Farm Bureau Foundation scholarship for the 2012-2013 school year.
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Farm Bureau leaders will be “Leading by Learning”

- Posted 7/9/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2012 Officers and Leaders Conference will be held July 23-24 in Springdale at the Holiday Inn and Northwest Arkansas Convention Center. The theme of this year’s conference is “Leading by Learning.”
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2012 District Farm Families of the Year Named

- Posted 6/25/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
The district winners for the 66th Annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program have been selected.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Disappointed in Senate Farm Bill Vote

- Posted 6/21/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
The Arkansas Farm Bureau expressed disappointment Wednesday afternoon in the Farm Bill legislation that was passed by the United States Senate, citing a glaring gap for several commodities grown in Arkansas.
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Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest Winners Named

- Posted 6/8/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Ashton Yarbrough of Bentonville and Alexis Looper of Greenwood were winners at the 55th annual Arkansas Dairy Foods Contest held June 6.
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Nicky Hargrove Memorial scholarship fund established

- Posted 5/21/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
The family of Nicky Hargrove has established a scholarship fund to honor his years of service to Arkansas Farm Bureau and all of Arkansas agriculture. The scholarship recipient will be a nursing or pharmacy student, the family’s way to recognize medi...
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Hires Summer Interns

- Posted 5/17/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau has added two summer interns to its staff for the summer to allow them to get real-world experience.
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New Venue Joins Lineup of MASH Camps for 2012

- Posted 5/17/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Stone County Medical Center in Mountain View joins 28 other locations in conducting two-week MASH (Medical Applications of Science for Health) camps this summer.
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Millard Named Outstanding Teacher by Farm Bureau

- Posted 5/4/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Patrick Millard, a seventh-grade science teacher at Waldron Middle School, is Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2012 Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher.
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Strickland awarded ARFB Vines Scholarship

- Posted 4/12/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Megan Strickland of Center Ridge, a sophomore broadcast journalism major at ASU, is the 2012 recipient of ARFB’s Marvin Vines Memorial Scholarship.
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Agriculture Safety Poster contest winners announced

- Posted 4/11/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Arkansas Farm Bureau has announced the winners of its annual safety poster contest. The theme this year was “Agricultural Safety: Your Best Investment.”
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Agriculture Hall of Fame announces website

- Posted 3/9/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame announces the debut of its website, arkansasaghalloffame.org. The launch of the site coincides with today’s 24th annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Little Rock.
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Ag Hall inductees made their mark on state's largest industry

- Posted 2/27/2012 at 12:00 a.m.
Five men who spent the better part of their lives advancing agriculture in Arkansas will be recognized for their contributions to the state’s largest industry with induction into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame.
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