Mississippi County Farm Bureau leaders attend Conference
Pictured, from left, are Mississippi County Farm Bureau members Arkansas Farm Bureau members who attended the 65th annual Arkansas Farm Bureau Officers and Leaders Conference July 22-23 in Hot Springs: Back - Mark Horton, Debra Horton, Sherry Felts and Mark Bryles. Front - Randy Veach, ArFB president, Thelma Veach, Jessica Donner and Heath Donner.
The theme for this year's conference was 'True North." Speakers included Arkansas Farm Bureau President Veach of Manila; V.J. Smith, author of "The Richest Man in Town"; and Keith Jackson, sports broadcaster, founder of P.A.R.K. (Positive Atmosphere Reaches Kids) and former professional football player whose career was highlighted by six Pro Bowl appearances and a win at Super Bowl XXXI.
Conference goers also attended a variety of workshops on topics of interest to farmers and ranchers. 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.