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McMinn to Assume New Commodity Responsibilities

The Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation has announced John McMinn, director of Commodity Activities and Economics in the organization’s Commodity and Regulatory Affairs Department will expand his role by taking on new commodity responsibilities. For the past two years McMinn has ...
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Pitchford Named EVP at Arkansas Farm Bureau

Jeff Pitchford has been named as Arkansas Farm Bureau’s executive vice president. The organization’s board of directors voted Thursday to elevate Pitchford to the organization’s top position, replacing Warren Carter, who previously announced his retirement, effective May 31.
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2022 County Farm Families of the Year Named

The 75th annual Arkansas Farm Family of the Year program has named the 2022 County Farm Families of the Year. The families will be visited by a set of judges to determine eight District Farm Families of the Year, which will be announced June 14. The state Farm Family of the Year will be announced in December at the Farm Family of the Year luncheon.
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Carter Plans to Retire as EVP at Ark. Farm Bureau

Warren Carter, executive vice president for the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation, has announced plans to retire, effective May 31. He announced his decision to the organization’s board of directors at its most recent meeting.
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Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Inducts 6 Members

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame inducted six individuals today for their leadership and service to the state’s largest business sector. The newest class represents agriculture education, the seed industry, agri-business, row-crop production, agricultural/political advocacy, timber management and agricultural research and outreach.
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Arkansas Farm Bureau Leaders Provide Guidance on National Agriculture Issues

Arkansas Farm Bureau leaders participated in the American Farm Bureau Issues Advisory Committee meetings held in Arlington, Va. this month. The Issues Advisory Committee consists of 13 subcommittees focused on priority agricultural topics with a purpose of identifying issues and discussing appropriate actions and solutions.
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Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Postpones Event

The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame has announced that its induction ceremony will be postponed for three weeks due to safety concerns surrounding the increase in COVID-19 cases in Arkansas. The induction ceremony is now scheduled to occur at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock on March 25.
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