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Annual Hempstead County Farm Bureau Meeting

By Dale Gathright, Jr., 09/23/20 10:53 AM

HOPE – The Annual Meeting of the Hempstead County Farm Bureau as well as a  Policy Development Meeting took place Tuesday night. The Board of Director’s honored Mr. Denver Ward, retiring board member, with a 54 years of service plaque. “Mr. Denver has been a dedicated member and will be greatly missed.”

Agent Darrell Davis presented the Farm Family of the Year plaque to the Chris & Denise Sweat Family. Chris & Denise, along with their daughters, Sara & Anna, have a 500 acre farm where they raise cattle, sheep, and rabbits. They have been farming in Hempstead County for 24 years.

Jeff Pritchard, with the state Farm Bureau office, helped to facilitate the Policy Development meeting. Several items were tabled for later discussion. Other items were voted into resolutions.