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Sharp County farm Bureau members attend conference

Friday, August 17, 2012

Pictured left to right, Arkansas Farm Bureau Women's Committee chair Sue Billiot of Smithville (Sharp County), Dustin and Claudia Trivitt of Ash Flat (Sharp County) and the Trivitts' children--Mason, Delaney, Emily and Riley--were among 260 participants that attended the annual Arkansas Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers (YF&R) Leadership Conference Aug. 3-4 in Little Rock. Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach of Manila stressed the importance of young farmers and ranchers becoming actively involved in Farm Bureau activities in a speech Friday night, and on Saturday, Matt Rush, a fourth-generation grain and cattle farmer from New Mexico, and former American Farm Bureau Federation YF&R committee member, gave the keynote address. Conference attendees participated in workshops on crops, cattle, poultry and policy development. There were family programs, too, such as women's lifestyle sessions, a visit by The Magic Man, Derek Rose, and the Farm Bureau Olympics with kids' tractor races, bull riding, a sawing contest and more. Arkansas Farm Bureau is a nonprofit, private farm and rural advocacy organization of more than 210,000 families throughout the state working to improve farm and rural life.

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