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Veterans 4 Ag Summit Set for Oct. 6

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Veterans 4 Ag Summit set for Oct. 6 at A-State’s Cooper Alumni Center

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Farm Bureau will join Arkansas veterans, the Arkansas Department of Veterans Affairs, the Arkansas Agriculture Department and other agriculture leaders at the Cooper Alumni Center at Arkansas State University for the inaugural Veterans 4 Ag Summit on Friday, Oct. 6. The Summit is designed to educate and prepare military veterans for potential careers in the agriculture field.

As Arkansas's largest industry, with an economic contribution of $20 billion annually, agriculture presents many possible opportunities for Arkansas's 225,000 veterans. At the Summit, leaders in both agriculture and veteran affairs will participate in panel discussions focused on how to get started in agriculture and why veterans are a great fit for careers in the industry. In addition, a showcase of agriculture and veteran’s organizations will provide attendees with networking opportunities and the chance to speak to industry partners one-on-one.

What:            Veterans 4 Ag Summit: Empowering America’s Veterans to Grow America’s Food

When:         Friday, October 6
                     9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Where:      Cooper Alumni Center
                    2600 Alumni Boulevard
                    Arkansas State University
                    Jonesboro, Ark.

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About Arkansas Farm Bureau
Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private advocacy organization with almost 191,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.


For more information, contact:

Rob Anderson
(501) 228-1640