Farm and ranch leaders from across the state will meet next week – Wednesday, Nov. 30 through Friday, Dec. 2 – for Arkansas Farm Bureau’s 88th annual convention at the Hot Springs Convention Center.
ArFB President Rich Hillman and motivational speaker Ambrley Snyder will serve as keynote speakers for the event.
Hillman is a sixth-generation rice farmer from Carlisle and is completing his third year as the organization’s president. Snyder, a professional barrel racer, is the subject of a Netflix movie entitled “Walk. Ride. Rodeo,” and will speak on turning tragedy into triumph.
The convention – including a trade show featuring vendors of farm services, equipment, and supplies – is expected to attract around 1,000 farmers and ranchers.
The convention’s theme, “Make It Matter,” will be reinforced with workshops that include topics such as solar energy usage within agriculture, rural broadband connectivity, direct marketing of local foods, as well as crop and livestock market outlooks.
A workshop previewing the 2023 legislative session will also be held.
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