Mississippi County Farm Bureau hosts Legislator appreciation luncheon

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

The Mississippi county Farm Bureau hosted a Legislator Appreciation luncheon on Wednesday, June 19, at the Holiday Inn in Blytheville.

Pictured from left are Senator David Burnett; Mississippi County Farm Bureau President Heath Adkisson; Representative Monte Hodges; Representative Wes Wagner; and Farm Bureau coordinator for local affairs and rural development Beau Bishop.

Mississippi County president Heath Adkisson welcomed the legislators and guests.

Randy Reynolds, Legislative Affairs chairman, commended the representatives for their support in making rural life better.

Certificates were presented to Senator David Burnett; Representative Monte Hodges; and Representative Wes Wagner.

The guest speaker was Beau Bishop, local affairs and rural development coordinator for Arkansas farm Bureau.

Bishop said it has been a pleasure to work with the legislators. He said the three had a 100 percent voting record for Farm Bureau's areas of interest such as sales tax exemptions on utilities used for agriculture, grant funds for Arkansas students to attend out-of-state veterinary schools, and several other issues.

Rep. Wagner, Hodges, and Burnett, all spoke briefly offering their appreciation to Farm Bureau.

'I want to give credit to Farm Bureau for putting good bills out there," Wagner said.

Rep. Hodges said he appreciates being able to serve the aea.

"Agriculture is important to the state and the county," Hodges said.

Senator Burnett also expressed appreciation to Farm Bureau. He also told about the page program for youth ages 10-18.

"It is a good day and the young people get to see a session in process," he said.

Following the luncheon, there was a brief business meeting of the Farm Bureau County Board.

Reynolds said donations will be taken on a shotgun to be given away with all proceeds going to the Scholarship foundation.

Mark Bryles, information chairman reminded the group of the upcoming resolution process in August and the annual county meeting in September. Upcoming events included the Officers and Leaders Conference in Hot springs, July 22-23.

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  • It is good that agri is recognized for its importance to our region. So thankful for the hard-working farmers and those who work for them. Everything is enveloped with politics today. That part, not so thankful for. Guess it's a necessary albatross.

    -- Posted by DNA85 on Mon, Jul 1, 2013, at 6:36 AM
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