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In Farm Bureau “How to Win an Election” Arkansas Farm Bureau and the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/ Associated Industries of Arkansas have joined to sponsor “How to Win an Election,” a campaign-management training seminar scheduled for Nov. 21-22 at the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/AIA office (Bob Lamb Conference Room, 1200 W. Capitol Ave.) in Little Rock. The seminar will be conducted by Linda Himmel, director of Policy Implementation for American Farm Bureau in Washington, D.C. Attendees will learn how to select a campaign theme and issues, identify voters, target precincts and special interest groups, develop a calendar to win and more. Budget preparation, fundraising, using a finance committee, the role of the campaign manager, working with news media and other topics will be discussed. Candidates, their spouses and campaign managers are all urged to attend. The seminar is open to any candidate regardless Butch and Beth Eggers check some freshly cut sunflowers from their Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries farm Aug. 15. The Eggers grow three acres of sunflowers, zinnias, marigolds, lilies and other flowers on the farm west of Little Rock near Roland, which they established in 1998. The Eggers added pick-your-own blueberries and blackberries to the operation three years ago. of party affiliation who is interested in learning how to run a successful campaign and in becoming a winner. Space is limited, so early registration is suggested. The deadline for registration is Nov. 12. Additional information and a reservation form are available at www., or contact Stanley Hill at 501-228-1564 or stanley.hill@arfb. com. Cross Co. FB held its annual meeting in Wynne on Aug. 13. One highlight was the introduction of the county’s Farm Family of the Year: (l to r) Dennis, Jenna and Jennifer Martin of Hickory Ridge. County Farm Bureau President Jay Boeckmann (right) made the introduction. Jenna recently was named Miss Arkansas Rice. Ken moore photo McChrystal to speak at convention Gen. Stan McChrystal, a retired fourstar general and former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan, will deliver the keynote address at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2014 Annual Convention, Jan. 12-15 in San Antonio. More than 7,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation are expected to gather there to hear from distinguished leaders and participate keith sutton photo A Publication of Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation August 30, 2013 • Vol. 16, No. 17

Farm Bureau Press - August 30, 2013

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