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Arkansas AgCast | Dec. 4, 2020

This week, we learn about caring for poultry and other livestock during bitter cold weather and we talk to Rich Hillman about wrapping up his first year as Arkansas Farm Bureau president and the challenge of overseeing the organization’s first virtual convention and business session. We also hear from Garland County Farm Bureau President Tommy Sorrells about his reaction to participating in the virtual event after it concluded.
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VIDEO: A Virtual Annual Convention

Arkansas Farm Bureau held its 86th Annual Convention virtually and through a live meeting of the board of directors at the Hot Springs Convention Center today. Delegates elected board leaders and members during and set policy priorities for 2021. Watch some of the highlights and hear from participants.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Elects Leaders, Sets Priorities

Rich Hillman of Carlisle was reelected as Arkansas Farm Bureau’s president and Mike Freeze was reelected vice president Dec. 3 at Farm Bureau’s 86th Annual Convention, held virtually and through a live meeting of the board at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Delegates also elected eight other board members during the session and set the organization’s policy priorities for 2021.
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VIDEO: New Rice Fed Head Talks Rice Day Donation

The Arkansas rice industry donated 153,500 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Foodbank in honor of National Rice Month yesterday. The donation from seven mills will provide over 1.5 million servings of rice to help feed families, children and seniors across the state. We caught up with Kelly Robbins, new executive director of the Arkansas Rice Federation to hear all about it.
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VIDEO: Saline County Holds Scaled-Back Livestock Show

The Covid-19 pandemic has led county fair associations to cancel carnivals, rodeos and pageants, but many are holding junior livestock shows on a reduced scale. Following the Health Department protocols, Saline County held a one-day livestock show Sept. 12 in Benton. Watch to see how the county adapted to the safety protocols in order to hold the show and allow young people to be rewarded for raising their animals.
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VIDEO: 2020 PLC Wraps Up

Friday, Aug. 21, was the third and final session of the 2020 Arkansas Farm Bureau President's Leadership Council, and the focus was on public affairs and government relations. ArFB's Jennifer Craig provides a recap and talks to two participants, Lindsey Holtzclaw and Kisia Weeks, to get their thoughts on the session.
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VIDEO: Outbreak Means Late Start for LR Farmers Market

Following a delay of almost two months from its traditional opening date, the Little Rock Farmers Market welcomed the public to a smaller version of the popular weekend destination at the Little Rock River Market. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the market will be limited to fresh produce vendors and safety protocols must be followed by visitors.
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