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Hempstead Farm Family of the Year

By Submitted, 05/10/18 3:38 PM

Jeff and Jane Collums have been selected as Hempstead County’s 2018 Farm Family of the Year! Congratulations!!

As the Hempstead County Farm Family of the Year, the Collums family will join 74 other county farm families in vying for district and state recognition as the Arkansas Farm Family of the Year. The Arkansas Farm Family of the Year will be announced in December at a banquet at the Wyndham Riverfront in North Little Rock.

First established in 1947, Arkansas’ Farm Family of the Year program is the longest running effort of its kind in the nation. The program sponsors are Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, AgHeritage Farm Credit Services, Farm Credit Services of Western Arkansas, Farm Credit Midsouth and Arkansas Farm Bureau with the cooperation of the program partners Arkansas Press Association, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency, USDA Rural Development, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Arkansas Department of Workforce Education and the Arkansas Agriculture Department.