Since 1947, the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year Program has served as a vehicle to recognize outstanding farm families throughout the state. The objectives of the Farm Family of the year program are:
- To give recognition and encouragement to farm families who are doing an outstanding job on their farm and in their community.
- To gain recognition of the importance of agriculture in the community and state.
- To disseminate information on improved farm practices and management.
Sponsors for the program are Arkansas Farm Bureau, Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Farm Credit Services of Western Arkansas, AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, Farm Credit Midsouth and Armor Seed.
Program partners are the Arkansas Agriculture Department, Arkansas FFA Assocation, Arkansas Press Association, University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, USDA - Farm Service Agency, USDA - Natural Resources Conservation Service, and USDA - Rural Development.
For more information on the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program, please contact Mollie Dykes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-228-1394.