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RURAL REFLECTIONS

ARFB Photo Roundup: Jan. 6, 2014

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

1/6/2014 at 11:04 a.m.


Photo by CRAIGHEAD COUNTY FARM BUREAU

Children at Jonesboro’s Westside Elementary enjoyed a visit from state YF&R Vice Chairman Josh Cureton (right) , who brought Fun on the Farm coloring books, soy crayons and Farm Bureau Bank tractors for all to enjoy, including, pictured here, Cureton’s daughter Mattyx. Cureton is Craighead Co. FB’s YF&R chairman and vice president.



Photo by KEITH SUTTON

Hundreds who attended the Arkansas Soybean Research Conference in Jonesboro on Dec. 17 were addressed by two members of the “100 Bushel Soybean Club,” Matt Miles of McGehee (left) and Eddie Tackett of Atkins. Miles and Tackett shared the secrets of how they broke the 100-bushel yield barrier in 2013.



Photo by KEITH SUTTON

Four previous Arkansas Farm Families of the Year posed for a photo with program coordinator Andy Guffey (back row, right) and Sunbelt Expo director Chip Blalock (back, left) at this year’s event. Left to right: Phillip and Beth DeSalvo of Center Ridge, Heath and Betsy Long of Tichnor, Michael and Sarah Oxner of Searcy, and Brian and Nan Kirksey of Amity.



Photo by THE ALLIANCE TO FEED THE FUTURE

Ryan Goodman from Pleasant Plains was honored Dec. 4 as the inaugural recipient of The Alliance to Feed the Future’s Communicator of the Year Award. The award recognizes new voices that are enhancing public dialogue about modern food production. Goodman is an active blogger, lecturer and communications manager for the Montana Stockgrowers Association.

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