Locals attend FB convention

Friday, January 25, 2013

Several Mississippi County Farm Bureau leaders were among the almost 200 Arkansans who attended the 94th Annual Meeting of the American Farm Bureau Federation in Nashville, Tenn.

Local Farm Bureau members and officers attended the American Farm Bureau Federation meeting held in Nashville.

On the front row are Cynthia Sullivan of Burdette and Jill Sanders of Leachville.

On the middle row are Sherry Felts of Joiner, Thelma and Randy Veach of Manila, and Nathan Sanders of Leachville. In the back are Mike Sullivan of Burdette and Benton Felts of Joiner.

The event, which took place Jan. 13-16, provided farm and ranch leaders from across the United States an opportunity to network with fellow Farm Bureau leaders, attend an ag trade show and learn about current agriculture issues, including 2013 commodity outlooks, social media's role in agriculture, crop insurance and energy development.

Cynthia is a member of the Mississippi County Farm Bureau Women's Committee. Sherry is vice chairwoman of the Arkansas Farm Bureau State Women's Committee. Thelma is co-chairwoman of the county Ag in the Classroom Committee.

Randy is president of Arkansas Farm Bureau. Nathan is a member of the county Farm Bureau board of directors. Mike serves on the Arkansas Farm Bureau board of directors. Benton is a member of the county board of directors.

Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 200,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

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