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RURAL REFLECTIONS

ARFB Photo Roundup: Sept. 6, 2013

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

9/6/2013 at 12:00 a.m.


Photo by KEITH SUTTON

Dozens of people, including numerous members of Boone County Farm Bureau, were on hand for the ribbon-cutting ceremony marking the opening of the new Boone County Extension and 4-H Center in Harrison on Sept. 5. “Boone County Farm Bureau has had an extensive role in making this a reality,” said county President Gary Watkins, noting that the organization donated $25,000 to renovate the livestock barn that is part of the new facility.



Photo by ROBERT POTTER

Workers with Kinder Brothers Excavating removed debris from the Cache River logjam near Grubbs. The logjam drift there has contributed to flooding along the Cache since the '30s, causing many area farmers to lose crops. Work is scheduled for completion on Sept. 10.



Photo by KEITH SUTTON

Crawford County Farm Bureau held a legislative appreciation dinner Sept. 3 in Van Buren to recognize local officials for their support of agriculture. County President Randy Arnold (left) presented a certificate of appreciation and watermelon to those who could attend, including (left to right) Rep. Charlotte Vining Douglas, Rep. Charlene Fite, Rep. Bill Gossage, Rep. Bryan King and Sen. Bruce Holland.



Photo by YELL COUNTY FARM BUREAU

ArFB Executive Vice President Ewell Welch, with his wife Deanna, was presented a special plaque by Yell Co. FB members at the organization’s annual meeting Aug. 26 in Havana, Welch’s home town. The plaque recognizes “36 years of service to Arkansas Farm Bureau.” Welch will retire at the end of 2013.



Photo by JODY URQUHART

The Bryan and Cindy Phillips Family were recognized Sept. 5 at Izard County Farm Bureau’s annual meeting in Newburg. The couple and their two sons — James, 16, and Ethan, 14 — are the county’s 2013 Farm Family of the Year. The family tends a 225-head beef cattle herd and farms 130 acres of crops.

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