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Hard Work Pays Off at Sale of Champions

On Thursday, Oct. 20, it was a big night at the Arkansas State Fair for kids from all across the state who've worked hard raising and showing their animals all year long. All their work paid off, as Arkansas Farm Bureau and other organizations took part in the "Sale of Champions," showing their support for the future of Arkansas agriculture and carrying on a proud annual tradition.
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Arkansas Youth Expo | Dan Wright

Arkansas Youth Expo (AYE) is an exhibitor program developed to ensure our state's youth are impacted with direct experiences allowing them to achieve more in life. AYE is devoted to developing leaders in life and Farm Bureau secretary/treasurer Dan Wright spoke last week at the event's Celebration of Champions.
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State Fair Food Madness

The Arkansas State Fair is here again! Our PR team put some of this year's fair food to the test. Check out the latest video to see our top pick for the 2022 'State Fair Food Madness'. The fair is open through October 23.
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Logging On: Arkansas Center for Forest Business Ribbon

The University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM) recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Arkansas Center for Forest Business, a new addition to the Arkansas Forest Resources Center and the UAM College of Forestry, Agriculture and Natural Resources. The center was created to work on market-based solutions to forest resource issues and enhance the economic competitiveness of Arkansas’ forestry sector in a global economy. Arkansas Farm Bureau was a strong supporter of the Center’s creation, so we attended the event and spoke to Professor Matthew Pelkki and Dean Michael Blazier of the College of Forestry, Agriculture & Natural Resources, about the big day and what’s ahead.
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Amberley Snyder | Inspiration & Determination

Rodeo barrel racing star and motivational speaker Amberley Snyder provided the keynote address at our annual Diversity in Agriculture Conference in Little Rock. Before her appearance, she spoke to us about her life story, the role FFA played in her life and the importance of perseverance when faced with adversity.
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Diversity in Agriculture Conference set for Sept. 14

The third annual Diversity in Agriculture Conference will be held Sept. 14 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Little Rock. The conference is an effort to expand the awareness of the career and business opportunities that exist in agriculture and provide information on resources available to agriculture producers of all sizes to help improve or maximize their operations.
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Senate Ag Committee Comes to Arkansas

The Senate Ag Committee held a field hearing today in Jonesboro, at the Fowler Center on the campus of Arkansas State University. Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member John Boozman heard testimony from Arkansas farmers, agriculture industry leaders and business leaders and officials serving rural Arkansas. Arkansas Farm Bureau leaders and members were on hand, and ArFB President Rich Hillman helped open the proceedings.
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Meet the Ag Hall of Fame Inductees

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Induction Luncheon was held in Little Rock on Friday, May 25. The event honored the six members of Class XXXIV after a long pandemic delay. We talked to members and family of the new class to get their thoughts on this special day and what joining the Hall of Fame means to each of them.
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