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RURAL REFLECTIONS

ARFB Photo Roundup: June 19, 2013

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

6/19/2013 at 12:00 a.m.


Photo by KEITH SUTTON

Seventy-four students from 32 counties around the state began activities Monday at Arkansas Farm Bureau's Teen Challenge camp at the C.A. Vines Arkansas 4-H Center in Ferndale.



Photo by KEITH SUTTON

On June 5, at the State Capitol in Little Rock, Gov. Mike Beebe signed a proclamation declaring June to be Arkansas Dairy Month. Attending were ArFB dairy foods contest finalists (left to right) Violet Mefford of Jasper, Thane Stidham of Alma, Natalie Gohman of Russellville and Sarah Bunch of Batesville.



Photo by KEITH SUTTON

Sarah Eberwein (right), a senior at Ridgefield Christian School in Jonesboro, learns to draw blood from St. Bernard Medical Center phlebotomy supervisor Tammy Dunigan. The exercise was part of the Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp June 3-14 at UAMS Northeast in Jonesboro. These camps, sponsored by Arkansas Farm Bureau, will take place in 28 communities throughout the state this summer.



Photo by KEITH SUTTON

Jennifer Caraway (seated) with the 4-States Fair Ag Learning Center taught students about livestock at the 4-H Back to Nature event June 13 at the Nash/Turner Family Farm near Texarkana. More than 160 at-risk kids attended the event, which was sponsored, in part, by Miller Co. FB.



Photo by DALLAS CO. FB

On May 24, at high school graduation ceremonies in Fordyce, Reed Camp (left), Dallas Co. FB agency manager, presented $1,000 county scholarships to Fordyce High School seniors Josh Barham and Elizabeth Smith. Austin Ford of Sparkman also received a scholarship.



Photo by KEITH SUTTON

Thirty-two junior and senior high school students from Sebastian, Crawford, Franklin and Pulaski counties are attending a Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp June 17-28 at St. Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith. This is one of the largest of the 28 groups attending M*A*S*H camps around the state this summer.



Photo by HOWARD CO. FB

At a recent ceremony, Howard Co. FB President Dennis Ritchie presented the county’s $1,000 scholarship to Nashville High School graduate Jacob Slaton. Slaton will attend South Arkansas University in Magnolia, where he will pursue a degree in wildlife & conservation/forestry management.



Photo by STEVE HIGNIGHT

John Clark, University of Arkansas fruit breeding specialist, leads a tour of the UofA Fruit Substation in Clarksville as part of today's Specialty Crops Summer Commodity Division Meeting.

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