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PODCAST: Conservation Stewardship Program Updates

Agricultural producers that are approved to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program have an opportunity to take advantage of new enhancements announced recently by the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
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Veach continues as Arkansas Farm Bureau leader

Randy Veach and Rich Hillman will continue as president and vice president, respectively, of Arkansas Farm Bureau following their re-election Friday. Delegates also re-elected seven board members during the final day of the organization’s 82nd annual convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Star City teacher wins Farm Bureau Outstanding Educator award

Arkansas Farm Bureau recognized Leanna Britton of Star City High School as the state’s Outstanding Ag Educator. Valley Springs High School grabbed the top spot as the Outstanding Ag Education Program, and Clinton High School’s Justin Wiedower earned the Outstanding New Ag Educator award. All were recognized at Farm Bureau’s 82nd annual convention Dec. 1 at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Stone is top Farm Bureau county this year

Stone County is the state’s top county Farm Bureau organization. Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach and Vice President Rich Hillman presented the President’s Award Dec. 1 to county president Leo Sutterfield at the organization’s 82nd annual convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Farm Bureau honors young farmers, ranchers

Josh and Melissa Cureton of Cash won the Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 2016 Young Farmers & Ranchers (YF&R) Achievement Award. Farm Bureau honored them Dec. 1 at its 82nd annual convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Farm Bureau awards top women’s committee

The Women’s Committee from Washington County has won its ninth consecutive Outstanding County Women’s Program award. The group was recognized Dec. 1, during Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 82nd Annual Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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Farm Family Spotlight: West Central District

Joel and Amanda Whisenhunt hit the ground running when they purchased their farm in 2001. They have continued to build their operation and don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. They're also raising their kids -- the next generation of farmers -- to have the same passion for and dedication to agriculture. Joel and Amanda, and their children Hayden, Lauren and Caleb, are the 2016 Howard County Farm Family of the Year and the 2016 West Central District Farm Family of the Year.
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C&H hog farmer earns Farm Bureau leadership award

Jason Henson, who raises swine on C&H Farm in Mount Judea, is the 2016 recipient of the Stanley E. Reed Leadership Award from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. Henson accepted the award from Farm Bureau President Randy Veach and Charlene Reed, Stanley’s widow.
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Farm Family Spotlight: Western District

Joe and Jill Brinkley have faced a major storm that made one house collapse and damaged two others, and they've weathered numerous droughts over the years, but they never quit. Their resiliency and passion for farming are undeniable. Jill and Joe, along with their three children Carrie, Brent, and J.D., are the 2016 Polk County Farm Family of the Year and the 2016 Western District Farm Family of the Year.
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