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.