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RURAL REFLECTIONS

ARFB Photo Roundup: July 31, 2013

A collection of recent images that captures the work of Farm Bureau volunteers and other agriculturalists around the state

7/31/2013 at 12:00 a.m.


Photo by ARKANSAS 4-H

ArFB Executive Vice President Ewell Welch (center) recently was presented the Friend of 4-H award by Meredith Williams (left), president of Arkansas 4-H, and Tony Windham, 4-H Foundation board member. The award is given to individuals who have provided outstanding service and support to the Arkansas 4-H program.



Photo by SEN. PRYOR’S OFFICE

Sue Billiot recently visited with U.S. Senator Mark Pryor in his Washington D.C. office on behalf of the ArFB Women’s Committee. She and Pryor discussed the importance of passing the Senate’s bipartisan Farm Bill.



Photo by STEVE HIGNIGHT

On July 18, ArFB President Randy Veach (right) toured C&H Farms in Mt. Judea with farm owner Jason Henson. In recent months, ArFB and Veach have worked to counter inaccurate media information about the hog operation, so the farm can continue operating safely and legally in the Buffalo River watershed.



Photo by UofA

On first and third Saturdays each month this summer, UofA graduate students like Angela Iglesias (left) and Keiddy Urrea-Romero (right) are offering free plant disease diagnostic services and information about insects for gardeners at the Fayetteville Farmers’ Market.



Photo by KEN MOORE

Joey, Lou and Carlee Jamison pick peaches from their family orchard near Nashville July 19. This variety is “Majestic,” one of 34 different varieties they grow. Joey is a third-generation orchardist. His grandfather planted the first trees in Howard County in 1927.

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