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Rojas Promoted at Arkansas Farm Bureau

Catrinia Rojas has been promoted to coordinator of policy development and legislative research at Arkansas Farm Bureau. She will help guide the organization’s policy development process and assist the lobbying staff with research needs on legislative, regulatory and agricultural topics.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Requests Public Input for Broadband Survey

Arkansas Farm Bureau is requesting Arkansans complete an anonymous three-question survey to collect information on the state’s broadband and cellular networks. We are seeking input from across the state, no matter the current quality of connectivity or access. Learn more and watch a tutorial.
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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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Top Young Farmers & Ranchers Recognized

John Michael and Rachel Bearden (Hot Spring County), James and Ashton Dixon (Madison County), and Lauren Martin (White County) earned Young Farmers & Ranchers awards today during Arkansas Farm Bureau’s annual Officers & Leaders Conference at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
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McClure Joins Arkansas Farm Bureau as Events Director

Arkansas Farm Bureau has hired Jeff McClure of Little Rock as events director for the 190,000-member organization. In this role, McClure will handle much of the planning and preparation for various events, including Farm Bureau’s Annual Convention and mid-summer Officers and Leaders Conference.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau hires two new District Directors

Arkansas Farm Bureau’s Organization and Member Programs Department has hired Jeremy Miller of Huntsville as District Director for the Northwest District and Tanner Riggin of Beebe as District Director for the Northeast District. Miller and Riggin will serve as liaisons between the 12 county Farm Bureaus in each of their districts and the state office and assist in the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and activities in each district.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau to host Connectivity Summit Sept. 8

Arkansas Farm Bureau will host the Arkansas Connectivity Summit on Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Hot Springs Convention Center. The event will focus on developing plans to improve high-speed, broadband connectivity and cellular connectivity in Arkansas and will feature government and community leaders, industry stakeholders and others, including keynote speaker, Commissioner Brendan Carr of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
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