6/12/2013 at 12:00 a.m.
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Taylor McCuin, granddaughter of Washington Co. FB Women’s Committee member LaJoyce Duncan, went to Moore, Okla. to help distribute backpacks filled with coloring books, crayons, snacks, water and other items donated by the Women’s Committee, office staff and businesses to aid tornado victims.
Photo by STEVE EDDINGTON
Philip Campbell (left), co-owner of C&H Farms in Mount Judea, explains birthing facilities at the farm. Members of the Arkansas General Assembly toured the hog farm on May 22 to better understand environmental safeguards there and address questions about the Dept. of Environmental Quality permitting process.
Photo by JEREMY WESSON
On May 20, St. Francis Co. FB President Andy Williams (right) presented Shane Dallas of St. Francis Co. Emergency Services with a Res-Q-Tube for its emergency team. The tube helps extract a person engulfed in grain in a grain bin. Dallas will determine grain-bin locations in the county to allow quicker response time in emergencies.
Photo by KEITH SUTTON
UofA Extension fruit specialist Dr. Elena Garcia discussed growing strawberries in high tunnels at Horticulture Field Day on May 30 in Hope. The event at the Southwest Research and Extension Center also included programs on growing shiitake mushrooms, bee farming, establishing a pecan orchard and more.
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Miller Co. FB and Little River Co. FB held a joint legislative appreciation dinner at Cattleman’s Steakhouse in Texarkana on May 23. Miller Co. FB board member Charlie Dieffenbacher (left) visited with Arkansas Sen. Jimmy Hickey during the event.
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Around 150 food-industry representatives from across the country attended the National Value-Added Agriculture Conference in Rogers on May 19-21. ArFB co-sponsored the event. Here, ArFB’s Bruce Tencleve (center) talks with Ron Rainey (right) with the UofA Division of Ag and Andy Goldring with Del Monte.