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Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame to Add 6 Members

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame will induct six individuals whose leadership and service have brought distinction to the state’s largest business sector. The newest class includes weed scientist Dr. Ford Baldwin of Austin (Lonoke County), attorney Bill Bridgforth of Pine Bluff, retired agriculture educator Dr. Lew Brinkley of Jonesboro, renowned fruit breeder Dr. John Clark of Fayetteville, timber executive Peggy Clark of Arkadelphia and the late Adam McClung of Vilonia, who served eight years as executive vice president of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association.
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UPDATED: Video and podcast with the 2017 Farm Family of the Year

Luke and Deedee Alston of Polk County, owners of Holly Springs Homestead near Mena, were named the 2017 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. After receiving the award, they took time to share what the honor means to them and how they will use this platform to educate visitors to the homestead about why agriculture is so important to Arkansas.
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Alston Family named Arkansas Farm Family of the Year

Luke and Deedee Alston of Mena (Polk County) are the 2017 Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. The honor was announced today at the annual luncheon honoring the county and district Farm Families of the Year. The Alstons have two sons, Ryan and Drey.
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ArFB Annual Convention 2017 Wrap-up

Farmers, ranchers and agricultural leaders from across the state came together for Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 83rd annual convention in Little Rock on Wednesday, Nov. 29 - Friday, Dec. 1. See videos, photos, news and more from the convention.
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Fort Smith teacher wins Farm Bureau 2017 Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher award

Arkansas Farm Bureau recognized Brandy Jones as the state’s Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher Award. McCrory High School teacher Robert Hurford earned the Outstanding Ag Educator Award. Bradley High School’s Ryan Blackwell earned the Outstanding New Ag Educator Award, and Mountain Home High School grabbed the top spot as the Outstanding Ag Education Program.
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Farm Bureau Honors Young Farmers & Ranchers

Hannah Gray of Paragould, an ag teacher at Green County Tech won the Young Farmers & Ranchers Discussion Meet at the Arkansas Farm Bureau 83rd Annual Convention, Nov. 30 in Little Rock. The subject matter discussed among the four finalists was international agricultural trade.
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White is top Farm Bureau County this Year

White County is the state’s top county Farm Bureau organization for 2017. Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach and Vice President Rich Hillman presented the President’s Award Nov. 30 to county president Michael Oxner at the organization’s 83rd annual convention at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
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Farm Bureau Awards Top Women’s Committee

The Women’s Committee from Washington County has won its 10th consecutive Outstanding County Women’s Program award. The group was recognized Nov. 30, during Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 83rd Annual Conference at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
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Poinsett Co. Farm Bureau President Earns Leadership Award

Brad Doyle is the 2017 recipient of the Stanley E. Reed Leadership Award from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. Doyle accepted the award from Farm Bureau President Randy Veach and Charlene Reed, Stanley’s widow. The award was presented Nov. 29 during the organization’s 83rd annual conference at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock.
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