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2021 Southeast District Farm Family of the Year | Miles Family

The Southeast District Farm Family of the Year is Layne & Ryane Miles of Desha County. The Miles family runs a row crop operation that grows primarily soybeans, corn, cotton, and rice. They also help operate XtremeAg.farm, Advanced AG Products, LLC., and appear on the TV show The Podfather.
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Arkansas AgCast for Dec. 10, 2021

This week, we hear from the new Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. We also hear about the problems caused by snow geese and the unique opportunity one farmer has found in growing yellow peas.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Honors Women Leaders

The Women’s Leadership Committee from Scott County is the Outstanding County Women’s Program award winner for 2021. The group was recognized Dec. 2 during Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 87th Annual Conference at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. It was a repeat win for the county, which also earned the honor in 2020.
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Stone named top Farm Bureau county in 2021

Stone County is the state’s top county Farm Bureau organization for 2021. Arkansas Farm Bureau President Rich Hillman and Vice President Mike Freeze presented the organization’s President’s Award to Stone County Farm Bureau President Larry Smith on Dec. 2 at the 87th Annual Arkansas Farm Bureau Convention at the State House Convention Center in Little Rock.
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Josh Cureton Earns Farm Bureau Leadership Award

Josh Cureton of Cash is the 2021 recipient of the Stanley E. Reed Leadership Award from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. Cureton accepted the award Dec. 2 during the organization’s 87th annual convention at the State House Convention Center in Little Rock. Arkansas Farm Bureau President Rich Hillman and Charlene Reed, widow of late ArFB president Stanley Reed, presented the award.
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Magnet Cove teacher is Farm Bureau’s 2021 Outstanding Ag Educator

Arkansas Farm Bureau recognized Kristyn Sheets of Magnet Cove High School in Hot Spring County as its Outstanding Ag Educator. Harrisburg High School’s Levi Jones earned the Outstanding New Ag Educator Award, and Carlisle High School grabbed the top spot as the Outstanding Ag Education Program. All were recognized at Farm Bureau’s 87th Annual Convention, Dec. 1, at the State House Convention Center in Little Rock.
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Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Event Postponed

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame has announced that its Aug. 20 induction ceremony will be postponed due to safety concerns surrounding the increase in COVID-19 cases in Arkansas. The induction ceremony is now scheduled to occur March 4, 2022, effectively skipping a year between induction classes.
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